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Green Bay Packers center Scott Wells' value increasing as contract winds down

9:40 PM, Sep. 28, 2011
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and center Scott Wells make calls before running a play against Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and center Scott Wells make calls before running a play against Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday.
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The Green Bay Packers have several star-quality players who will be up for contract extensions in the next couple of years.

But there's a lower-profile starter in the last year of his contract who won't cost anything like, say, tight end Jermichael Finley, and whose value has only increased the past couple of months: center Scott Wells.

When the Packers cut second-year pro Nick McDonald after he flamed out in training camp, they no longer had their starting center for the future. Evan Dietrich-Smith is Wells' backup this year, but at this point there's not reason to think he'll be Wells' ...

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