After a stunning trade which sent last year’s No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2014 first-round pick, the Cleveland Browns went out and signed veteran running back Willis McGahee.
With just a few days to learn the new offense and prepare for the team’s Week 3 match up, the Browns are still expecting McGahee to receive some playing time and take the field when they face off against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon.
It seems like the team could be rushing him on to the field, but McGahee is not expected to have a huge learning curve thanks to similarities between the Browns offense and one of his former teams.
From ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Browns RB Willis McGahee will play Sunday vs. Minnesota; system similar to one he played under in Baltimore.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 20, 2013
Whether or not McGahee will run on to the field with the first-team offense for his Browns debut is not yet known, but it is believed that running back Bobby Rainey could take the Browns first snaps of the game.