ST. LOUIS (AP) - Scott Wells has had a busy offseason.  After signing a four-year, $24 million contract with the St. Louis Rams, the former Green Bay Packers center had knee surgery that kept him from most of the team's activities.

While rehabbing, Wells and his wife recently completed the adoption of three orphans from Uganda, a process that took nearly 18 months.

As they prepare for their final preseason game Thursday night against Baltimore, Wells is settling into his new role. He made his Rams debut last week and is expected to see more time against the Ravens on Thursday night.

Though he was held out of contact drills, Wells participated in walkthroughs and team meetings with the Rams. He said it proved essential in forming a bond with the other linemen and quarterback Sam Bradford.