June 14, 2013 in Sports

Broncos cut McGahee

 

Willis McGahee’s decision to skip offseason workouts isn’t what cost the veteran running back his job with the Denver Broncos. His absence, however, did allow the organization to see ample promise in rookie Montee Ball and abundant progress from second-year speedster Ronnie Hillman. That gave them the faith to put the football and their fortunes in the hands of the two young running backs Thursday by releasing McGahee (pictured), the 31-year-old bruiser who led them in rushing last season despite missing the final two months with a right knee injury. The move wasn’t unexpected, but the timing of it was a bit of a surprise. The Broncos could have kept McGahee through training camp as an insurance policy against injury even if he wasn’t going to vie for the starting job. – AP


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