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 shoulder surgery and is angling for a big contract, as the only no-show on a team that exudes a Super Bowl-or-bust vibe.
With second-year pro Ronnie Hillman and rookie Montee Ball getting most of the work out of the backfield Tuesday morning, McGahee got only a few snaps in his first practice since suffering a right knee injury last November.
McGahee said he skipped the OTAs for family reasons and insisted that missing those workouts didn't put him in a bad spot by giving the youngsters a head start.
''I probably would have been behind the 8-ball either way,'' he suggested. ''Younger group. Just being real, right?''
McGahee is pushing ...