McGahee looking for new team

McGahee looking for new team
June 14, 2013, 9:45 am
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Willis McGahee, a productive running back for four seasons with the Ravens, is on the market after being cut by the Broncos on Thursday.

He clearly knew something was coming. When he came to Denver’s minicamp on Tuesday, he said: "I'm always on the bubble. Not much you can do. It's a business. If something happens, it happens."

McGahee suffered an MCL tear in November last year and was out for the rest of the season. He ended up with 731 yards rushing in 10 games and 26 receptions for 221 yards. In 2011, his first year with the Broncos after leaving Baltimore, he rushed for 1,199 yards.

Now, he’s a running back who will turn 32 in the second month of the season and coming off a knee injury. But McGahee said he’s accustomed to the need to beat expectations.

"For the last seven years, I've been written off. Getting too old. I love it, though," McGahee said Tuesday. "There are people out there who have their doubts. And my job is to prove them wrong."

So where might he land? NFL.com lists seven possible teams for McGahee: Buccaneers, Chargers, Cowboys, Dolphins, Giants, Jaguars and Raiders. The Chargers and Dolphins rank as more long shots, because they each have some running back depth, but the others are thinner in the backfield.

Of the Cowboys, NFL.com says: “Owner Jerry Jones made it an off-season priority to upgrade the team's backup running back, and then he never made an upgrade.”