Denver Broncos cut Willis McGahee
The Denver Broncos on Thursday announced they released veteran running back Willis McGahee.
McGahee,32,is coming off a torn medical collateral ligament and broken leg that he suffered last season and sidelined him for two months last season, but that wasn’t an issue when he arrived to training camp this week, according to NFL.com.
Broncos Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase said McGahee looked to be healthy and in great shape.According to ESPN.com, McGahee said he had no restrictions of running and was 100 percent.
Although McGahee saw a reduced amount of reps at practice as Ronnie Hillman, who replaced McGahee after his injury last year and first round draft pick Montee Ball were seeing most of the time at practice.
“It’s never easy to part ways with a veteran player who made so many positive contributions to our team and community,” said Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said in a statement.
In his two season for the Broncos, McGahee ran for 1,930 yards and eight touchdowns in 25 games. His 33 100 yard games are the most by an active running back, according to ESPN.com.
“I will keep playing,” McGahee said. “I don’t feel like I have to go out there and say what I have left. I know what I can do. I’m not worried about it. Once I get the opportunity, it will be all good.”