Willis McGahee may end up getting released down the road

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Mike Klis of the Denver Post believes running back Willis McGahee will be vulnerable to getting released this offseason after suffering a compression fracture in his right tibia this past season and the fact that he’s now 31 years-old.

Age, injury and a $2.5 million salary in 2013 make McGahee vulnerable. The Broncos will shop for a running back. And I believe they will look first for a veteran free agent with tread on his tires because pass protecting Peyton Manning is a high priority for a Broncos running back.

The Broncos are currently $16 million over the cap and if they release McGahee they’ll save another $3 million in 2013.

I don’t expect the Broncos to cut McGahee unless they can find a suitable replacement for less money.


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