Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/31/13
St. Louis badly needs a healthy Scott Wells to anchor their offensive line after an injury plagued 2012 season. Scott was a free agent acquisition in 2011 and was added to solidify the team’s offensive line. He signed a four-year, $24-million contract after playing 8 years for the Green Bay Packers. The experience of playing in the sophisticated Packers offense was to transfer over to the Rams, but his first season in St. Louis didn’t go as planned due to a series of injuries. Scott skipped the majority of his first training camp in St. Louis after having knee surgery in the 2012 offseason. Ready for the season opener, Scott suffered a broken foot, which sidelined him for the next 9 games. He then re-injured the right knee in his first practice after returning from the foot injury and stuck it out the rest of the season. However, a healthy Scott is looking to bounce back and be the leader of the line that the Rams expected from him in 2012. “It was a difficult season for a number of reasons,’’ Wells said, via Joe Lyons of the St. Louis Dispatch. “Through the first eight years of my career, I’d never been seriously injured. Like everybody, I dealt with some minor stuff, but I don’t think I’d ever missed more than two games in row. On top of that, I was with a new team and wasn’t able to do a whole lot to help. It was frustrating because I’d never dealt with anything like it before.’’ “I know it helped me, getting a chance to get back into the lineup and play again last year,’’ he said. “Anytime you go into the second year of a system, I think the confidence level goes up and so do the expectations. “Last year, even with all the injuries, I think we were able to establish a foundation. Now we just have to keep working toward that next level.’’  
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