With the Cleveland Browns moving forward without Trent Richardson after bringing him in last season, they have officially signed veteran running back Willis McGahee.
McGahee will be the favorite to take over the starting running back position in Cleveland, but may not play as much on Sunday since he needs to learn the offensive playbook. This could be a good sign, a veteran running back who is able to pick up decent yardage should benefit this struggling offense early on.
Right now the Browns have Chris Ogbonnaya and Bobby Rainey leading the charge into Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. After being sidelined with a broken leg, he must be in better shape since the Browns placed an offer on the table after passing his physical.
Ogbonnaya and Rainey have a slight advantage since they know the offense better than McGahee, but as soon as McGahee picks everything up he should be the lone back for Cleveland. It’s never bad to have a veteran running back like Willis on your team, these two backs could learn something from a guy who has been in the league for nearly ten seasons.
They could learn something, but picking up McGahee’s starting position when he’s on a roll will not happen. Both of these running backs better live it up while they can.
Willis McGahee passed his physical, team sources tell me. He is now a member of the Browns.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) September 19, 2013