Willis McGahee to sign with Browns, pending physical
- By Dan Hanzus
- Around the League Writer
- Published: Sept. 18, 2013 at 06:44 p.m.
- Updated: Sept. 19, 2013 at 01:06 a.m.
The stunning trade of Trent Richardson has left a massive void in the Cleveland Browns' backfield. They're not wasting any time attempting to fill it.
Shortly after the Richardson deal became official Wednesday, the Browns announced that free-agent running back Willis McGahee will come in for a physical Thursday.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the team plans to sign McGahee if his medical checks out, per a source informed of the move.
It's no certainty McGahee will pass the physical. A leg injury prematurely ended his 2012 season with the Denver Broncos, and he'll be 32 in October. He worked out for the New York Giants last week, but they passed him over for Brandon Jacobs. That alone says plenty.
Chris Ogbonnaya and Bobby Rainey are the only running backs on Cleveland's roster at the moment. If McGahee signs, expect him to take on a prominent role for a team that's very much looking ahead to 2014 and beyond.