Cleveland Browns may sign Willis McGahee to replace Trent Richardson

Nov 18 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) during the second quarter of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports


With the team having just traded their franchise running back in Trent Richardson, the Cleveland Browns are now looking to the free agent market to find a suitable replacement, and they may have already found their man:



McGahee gained 1,199 yards in 15 games in 2011 and averaged 4.8 and 4.4 yards per carry in his two seasons with the Broncos.

McGahee rushed for 731 yards on 167 carries for the Denver Broncos last season before sustaining a torn MCL and broken leg in November. He was placed on “IR-recall,” but never made it back into the lineup before he was released in June.

At 32, he’s older than most starting backs in the NFL, but at this point, it looks like the Browns are just trying to put bodies out on the field while they embrace a roster overhaul that will likely lead to them drafting in the top two or three in next May’s NFL Draft.




Topics: Cleveland Browns, NFL, Trent Richardson, Willis McGahee

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  • canbearava

    Can you imagine what the clientele would look like if the Browns front office ran a singles club?

  • Jennifer

    He may not be that fast…but he is guaranteed better blocker than Richardson maybe that’s why the Browns are interested.

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