The Broncos started their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, which meant that they welcomed running back Willis McGahee back to the team after the veteran spent the last few months working out in Miami.
It’s par for the course for McGahee and a routine he didn’t change in light of the torn MCL and fracture he suffered in his right knee late last season. The Broncos have given the majority of the reps to Ronnie Hillman and rookie Montee Ball with McGahee absent and Knowshon Moreno recovering from his own knee injury, something that didn’t change on Tuesday.
McGahee said he got a couple of reps during team drills and that he thought he “probably” would have gotten more work if he had been present throughout the spring. McGahee went on to say that he took the competition seriously and understood that his spot on the Denver roster could be at risk.
“It’s always going to rank high to me because the other guys are younger. I’m always on the bubble,” McGahee said, via Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post. “Not too much you can do. It’s a business. If something happens it happens.”
The Broncos haven’t revealed any discomfort about going forward with Ball and Hillman in the top two spots so McGahee’s wise to acknowledge the possibility that his days in Denver are coming to an end. If he isn’t seeing more reps once training camp gets rolling, McGahee may be trying to catch on somewhere else for the 2013 season.