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:
And Cleveland is bringing in Willis McGahee for a physical and if he passes they are planning to sign him
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 18, 2013
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.