Debate: Who will win the offseason?
This was less about money and more about Wells' talent and scheme fit. He was due $1.4 million in 2013, hardly an onerous number for a player that should be competing to start at running back. Arians made it clear in offseason comments, however, that the new regime is higher on third-year pro Ryan Williams.
Wells isn't great on passing downs, but he should be attractive to teams looking for a potential young, power runner. It's a deep crop of free agent running backs, so Wells shouldn't expect a big deal.