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Willis McGahee will play on Sunday

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Running back Willis McGahee’s 2012 season ended because of a knee injury and he saw very little action with the Broncos in the spring before getting released.

As a result, McGahee didn’t go to training camp and remained out of work until Thursday, when he signed with the Browns to give them some options in the backfield with Trent Richardson now in Indianapolis. Any worries about rust that might have accumulated during McGahee’s long stay on the shelf are running secondary to the need for those options.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that McGahee will be in the lineup when the Browns face the Vikings on Sunday in a meeting of 0-2 teams. McGahee obviously won’t have much time to get familiar with the Browns playbook between now and then, but Schefter reports the system’s similar enough to the one McGahee played in with the Ravens that the team is going to put him out there.

Chris Ogbonnaya and Bobby Rainey are the other backs currently on the roster, something that likely influenced Cleveland’s decision to run McGahee out there almost before the ink is dry on his contract with the team.

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15 Responses to “Willis McGahee will play on Sunday”
  1. steelerben says: Sep 20, 2013 8:39 AM

    I’d like to take a quick moment to thank the Browns front office and coaching staff for ensuring that the Steelers will not end up in fourth place in the division. It is good to know that no matter how the season shapes up, there is at least one team out there actively trying to be worse.

  2. telldatruth says: Sep 20, 2013 9:05 AM

    Why is this guy still playing? Is it for the money? I would have thought he would have retired by now

  3. jojopuppyfish says: Sep 20, 2013 9:07 AM

    Wasn’t McGahee good last year?
    Thumbs up for yes.
    Thumbs down for no.

  4. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Sep 20, 2013 9:10 AM

    What a cluster

  5. barkymingo says: Sep 20, 2013 9:10 AM


    OR first overall pick in this years draft, i can’t quite decide.

  6. brownsclown says: Sep 20, 2013 9:24 AM

    Let’s see, how did the Clowns get into this mess?

    Oh, it was another stellar move by Mike Lombardturd and Joe Bummer, the ‘Dream Team’ architect!

  7. smokingconch says: Sep 20, 2013 9:50 AM

    You might be a terrible football team if: Your playbook is so similar to a division rival’s, that their former players can sign with you on a Thursday and hit the field on Sunday.

  8. christophershearin says: Sep 20, 2013 10:04 AM

    Haslam, if you have a brain, you will fire lombotard, and banner immediately

  9. jjbadd385 says: Sep 20, 2013 10:26 AM

    As a Broncos fan, I have nothing but love for McGahee. He leaves it on the field…Good luck Willis.

    signed Arnold & Mr. Drummond

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 20, 2013 11:31 AM

    what u talkin bout willis?

  11. nodindenver says: Sep 20, 2013 1:19 PM

    There are a bunch of idiots on this site! Willis is a good back if he keeps hold of the ball. He would still be in orange and blue had he done that and was scheduled to make less $. Sometimes I wonder if people commenting here even watch football or understand that getting a first for an average back is a good deal.

  12. virgilcole says: Sep 20, 2013 1:24 PM

    I predict McGahee will fumble at least once this week.

    Possibly twice.

  13. NoobTubeTV says: Sep 20, 2013 1:30 PM

    At least Oniel Cousins can blame his consistently terrible play on our new/old HB and our 3rd/1st String QB.

  14. askod1 says: Sep 20, 2013 1:37 PM

    that wouldn’t have been a bad deal if they wouldn’t have traded such a YOUNG talented player to get an OLD but decently talented back. Problem is T Rich would have been there in 3 years and better then ever now not only do you have to find a starting QB in the first round, but also a starting HB. If the Browns weren’t giving up they would have signed Tebow and kept T Rich.

  15. nol84kc says: Sep 21, 2013 4:40 AM

    I actually liked the trade the Browns made. Trent has the ‘potential’ to be a top 5 back but the facts remain a 3.5 average yards per carry and 2 runs over 20 yards in 17 games is very very rough. Willis will be a nice addition for the rest of the year if he can stay healthy. I bet he tops 3.5 per carry. If the browns draft their franchise QB in 2014 and find help at other positions this trade makes sense on every level

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