A day after Green Bay Packers center Scott Wells found out he was no longer the team’s starting center, his reaction was mixed. Wells felt anger, disappointment and uncertainty about his future.
The Packers decided on Jason Spitz over Wells at center. Spitz will be joined on the offensive line by Josh Sitton and Allen Barbre on the right side and Daryn Colledge and Chad Clifton on the left side.
Wells has started 54 games, 56 if you count playoff games, dating back to 2004.
Spitz spent the off-season as the No. 1 center after Wells missed that time with a shoulder injury.
Wells wouldn’t directly answer questions about whether or not he’d prefer to be traded or released so he can pursue a starting job. But Wells would appear to be the most tradable backup that the Packers now have.
While Wells name will pop up in trade circles, the Packers aren’t likely to trade him, especially after releasing backup center Duke Preston on Tuesday.