Running back Beanie Wells, who suffered a hamstring injury in practice Friday, is among the Cardinals players named inactive against Seattle. Receiver Chansi Stuckey, quarterback John Skelton, running back LaRod Stephens-Howling, tackle D'Anthony Batiste, tight end Jim Dray and defensive end Ronald Talley are also inactive.
Chester Taylor will start in Wells' place. Stephens-Howling, slowed by a hand injury, could have helped in a situational role if active, but he does not project as an every-down runner.
The Cardinals' depth at running back was already thin even when Wells was available. I did not expect the Cardinals' ground game to gain significant traction against Seattle's run defense in this game. Those expectations are firmer now.