The Denver Broncos parted ways with veteran running back Willis McGahee late last week, but McGahee immediately wanted us all to know that he plans to be healthy and find another job for the upcoming season. Unfortunately for McGahee, he may be hard pressed to have his dreams come true because the latest reports indicate that it was concerns over injuries that led the team to part ways with McGahee in favor of the younger backs.
He’s not healthy. I have it on good authority that’s what the Broncos believe. It’s why McGahee was afforded only limited carries in the mandatory minicamp. It’s the No. 1 reason he’s on the job market for a new gig.
I believe John Fox when he says McGahee’s decision to play hooky from their voluntary OTAs was not the motivation behind cutting the running back from the team in June.
If that is the case, McGahee could struggle to find a new home. Wherever he goes, McGahee will need to prove to the team’s medical staff that he is 100 percent and ready to contribute this season. Unfortunately, that will be much harder than McGahee may realize.
Without McGahee, the current Denver Broncos roster features the following backs: Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman, Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball.