Denver Broncos release Willis McGahee

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Willis McGahee was a first round pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2003. McGahee went 23rd overall. However, today the tailback with five seasons of 990+ rushing yards is out of a job. The Denver Broncos released Willis McGahee this morning.

ESPN NFL expert Adam Schefter tweeted the following a few minutes ago:


For the 2012 season, Willis McGahee was RB1 with the Broncos. Living legend Peyton Manning promised to bring a much different offense to Denver. McGahee played well, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. He finished with 731 yards and 4 TDs in 10 games. The running back then suffered a season-ending injury in Week 11 versus San Diego Chargers on November 18, 2012. McGahee underwent an MRI that revealed a torn medial collateral ligament and compression fracture in his right knee. McGahee was then placed on Injured Reserve in November.

McGahee was released today, but should get another NFL gig soon. As long as NFL teams believe his right knee has recovered fully. He does have two seasons of double digit touchdowns to his credit.

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