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The All-Unemployed Team gets a new running back

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The free agent tailback market got deeper — and clearer — with the Broncos’ release of Willis McGahee on Thursday.

When Ahmad Bradshaw signed with Indianapolis on Tuesday, it took a potential featured back off the market.

McGahee, the newest member of PFT’s All-Unemployed Team, is capable of playing that role on his best, too.

In his two seasons with Denver, the 31-year-old McGahee proved he could still handle a heavy workload after the Ravens used him in a part-time role in his final three seasons in Baltimore. McGahee exceeded 1,000 yards rushing in 2011, and he was on his way to eclipse that mark in 2012 before suffering a knee injury.

As it was with Bradshaw, health is the major concern with McGahee. According to the Denver Post, McGahee indicated earlier this week that he was healthy enough to practice.

Now it will be up to teams to do their due diligence on McGahee, who’s had a long, productive, remarkable career — and who has played like a starter-caliber back the last two seasons.

In one other All-Unemployed move, we added one former LSU receiver (Early Doucet, formerly of Arizona) to replace another (Devery Henderson, now with Washington).

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5 Responses to “The All-Unemployed Team gets a new running back”
  1. thefox61 says: Jun 13, 2013 8:12 PM

    Hey, that team is better than my Fantasy Team last year…

  2. beardinals says: Jun 13, 2013 8:41 PM

    Doucet sucks!

  3. bchapman2011 says: Jun 13, 2013 9:07 PM

    just waiting for leach to complete the Fins offense and sign with Miami. They are going to score some points this year.

  4. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Jun 13, 2013 9:16 PM

    Loved him in Buffalo, and my natural response is “COME BACK!” but looking at our roster…there’s no point to add another running back…

  5. bigboysmash says: Jun 13, 2013 10:27 PM

    Beardinals suck

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