September 20, 2013 in Sports

Browns replace Richardson with McGahee

Associated Press

The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent running back Willis McGahee, giving them a capable veteran after trading Trent Richardson.

The 31-year-old McGahee, who spent last season with Denver, passed his physical Thursday as the Browns were practicing.

He brings much-needed experience after the Browns dealt Richardson to Indianapolis on Wednesday. It’s not yet known if McGahee will play Sunday when the Browns visit Minnesota.

McGahee worked out for the New York Giants last week, but the team elected not to sign him.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, McGahee led the Broncos with 731 rushing yards last season. He’s been a remarkably durable back despite a serious knee injury in his final game in college at Miami.

McGahee, a nine-year veteran, has 8,097 yards rushing with Buffalo, Baltimore and Denver, which released him in June.

Around the league

Detroit running back Reggie Bush (left knee) hopes to practice today, though his status for the Lions’ game at Washington Sunday is still uncertain. … Falcons receiver Roddy White (ankle sprain) has returned to practice while cornerback Asante Samuel (thigh) and offensive tackle Sam Baker (knee, foot) were held out for the second straight day with injuries. … Denver cornerback Champ Bailey is back practicing for the first time since injuring his left foot at Seattle on Aug. 19. Barring a setback, he’ll play Monday night against Oakland. … Carolina announced it has re-signed free-agent cornerback Drayton Florence to help out an injury-plagued secondary. … San Diego right tackle D. J. Fluker was unable to practice, one day after suffering a concussion in practice. Fluker was injured late in Wednesday’s practice and the concussion was diagnosed after the workout, said coach Mike McCoy.

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