Beanie Wells limited in practice, optimistic for return

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Arizona Cardinals runningbacks Beanie Wells (26), LaRod Stephens-Howling (36), Alfonso Smith (46) and Jason Wright (31) run drills during NFL football training camp Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York Arizona Cardinals runningbacks Beanie Wells (26), LaRod Stephens-Howling (36), Alfonso Smith (46) and Jason Wright (31) run drills during NFL football training camp Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells went through a strenuous but limited workout on Wednesday and says he expects to play Sunday in the home opener against the Oakland Raiders.

Then again, he said the same thing a week ago about the game in Atlanta.

Wells has sat out the first two games of the season with a bruised right knee.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt says he knows he sounds like a broken record because he has said it so many times but Wells will do a lot more on Thursday if there's no swelling from Wednesday's workout.

Wells was injured in Arizona's final preseason game on Sept. 2.

Two other Cardinals were limited in practice on Wednesday: wide receiver Steve Breaston (knee) and linebacker Will Davis (head).

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