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It seems the professional football world hates 30-something-year-old running backs more and more every year. Only 18 months removed from a season in which he averaged 4.8 yards per carry and fell just a single yard short of the 1,200-yard mark, Willis McGahee was released by the Denver Broncos today. Now, McGahee joins a list of recently prominent but soon-to-be forgotten running backs wasting away on the open market.
The Discarded Running Backs Club
Willis McGahee, 31(4.4 yards per carry and 731 yards in 10 games in 2012)
Michael Turner, 31 (4.5 yards per carry and 1,340 yards in 2011)
Peyton Hillis, 27 (4.4 yards per carry and 1,177 yards in 2010)
Cedric Benson, 30 (1,027 yards in 2011)
Beanie Wells, 24 (first-round pick in 2009)
Ryan Grant, 30 (4.4 yards per carry and 1,253 yards in 2009)
And Ahmad Bradshaw only freed himself from that list a few days ago when he signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
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After suffering an injury last season and younger talent coming in for the Broncos, Denver had no choice but to let veteran running back Willis McGahee go. Willis McGahee was doing a fairly good job for Denver last season until he unfortunately went down with an injury. After McGahee took a permanent seat on the bench, so-called bust Knowshon Moreno came in and did a great job filling...
The Denver Broncos have released Willis McGahee, their leading rusher last year.
The 31-year-old running back is the NFL's active leader with 33 100-yard games. McGahee is coming off a right knee injury that sidelined him for the final two months last season. The 11-year veteran was set to make $2.5 million in 2013.
McGahee skipped all of the team's 10 voluntary workouts...
Willis McGahee is back in the Denver Broncos' camp, if not necessarily their good graces.
The 11th-year running back skipped each of the Broncos' 10 ''voluntary'' practices over the last month but showed up for the start of the team's three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday.
That left Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady, who's recovering from offseason...
After suffering a season-ending knee injury last year, running back Willis McGahee has now been released by the Denver Broncos.McGahee is entering his 11th season in the league and will be returning from his his second serious knee injury over his career.He was first injured in the Miami Hurricanes' 31-24 overtime loss in the 2003 National Championship game to the Ohio State...
The Denver Broncos have officially released veteran running back Willis McGahee. Which NFL team, if any, will pick him up?
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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Denver Broncos have released RB Willis McGahee.
“I knew it was going to happen,” said McGahee, per Josina Anderson. “It is what it is. They are going younger.“
The Broncos reduced his reps during this week’s minicamp. Ronnie Hillman and rookie Montee Ball both received more work than the veteran running back, so it’s not all that...
Denver parts ways with veteran running back Willis McGahee in favor of younger players at the position.
In a move that had been speculated for a couple of months now, the Denver Broncos have parted ways with veteran running back Willis McGahee who was coming back from a broken leg.
The Broncos drafted Montee Ball to be the future starting running back and must be comfortable enough with Knowshon Moreno as the backup. Moreno finally showed some life toward the end of 2012 after McGahee...
According to EPSN’s Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos have released running back Willis McGahee
Broncos released RB Willis McGahee.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 13, 2013
I really don’t believe McGahee has much football left in him, but the Dolphins might be a good fit and he did play his college ball at the University of Miami.
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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:
Broncos released RB Willis McGahee.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)...