Willis McGahee RB CLE 11 Months
Free agent Willis McGahee is not expected to be re-signed by the Browns.
We'd be surprised if McGahee got signed by anyone. He'll turn 33 in October and is coming off a season that saw him rush 138 times for 377 yards (2.73 YPC) with two touchdowns, grading out 41st among 55 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' grades. The Browns desperately need to upgrade on in-house options Edwin Baker, Dion Lewis and Chris Ogbonnaya.
Willis McGahee RB CLE 12 Months
Free agent Willis McGahee said he wants to play four more years.
In related news, we want an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii with Mila Kunis. Neither fantasy is happening. McGahee was scraped off the street by the desperate Browns last season, rushing 138 times for a pathetic 377 yards (2.73 YPC) with two touchdowns. He'll turn 33 in October and will be lucky to get one more cup of coffee in the NFL. The Browns desperately need to add talent to the running back spot, where new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will be installing his zone-blocking scheme. Free agent Ben Tate makes plenty of sense.
Willis McGahee RB CLE Oct 10 '79
Willis McGahee was held without a touch in Cleveland's Week 17 loss to the Steelers.
Willis McGahee RB CLE Oct 03 '79
Willis McGahee didn't register a single offensive touch in Week 16 against the Jets.
McGahee was active but played maybe one snap. Edwin Baker got the start and handled much of the work. Chris Ogbonnaya received two touches as the backup. McGahee was in on a short-yardage play, but the Browns chose to pass. Baker is the Browns' new lead back and will handle the work in Week 17 at Pittsburgh.
Willis McGahee RB CLE Sep 30 '79
Willis McGahee (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 16.
McGahee's return makes Cleveland's backfield hands-off in Week 16 fantasy lineup decisions. There's simply no telling who will get carries and touches.
Willis McGahee RB CLE Sep 30 '792 Comments
Willis McGahee said he wants to play four more years.
"That would give me 15 years," McGahee said. "This would come from a guy who was never supposed to play again. My back has always been against the wall." McGahee, of course, is referencing the catastrophic knee injury he suffered while in college. At 32 years old, he's averaged a pitiful 2.7 YPC this season and didn't have a job until Week 3. McGahee is set to become a free agent again. These last two games very well could be it for him. McGahee sits in the No. 37 spot on the all-time rushing list with 8,474 career yards.
Willis McGahee RB CLE Sep 29 '79
Willis McGahee (concussion, knee) remained limited on Thursday.
McGahee is going to suit up against the Jets' stout run defense, but could be in an early-down timeshare with Edwin Baker, whom the Browns appear keen to evaluate. McGahee should be nowhere near championship-week lineups.
Willis McGahee RB CLE Sep 28 '79
Willis McGahee (concussion, knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
McGahee is on track to play this week, but his starting role is in doubt. He'll likely be returning to a committee with Edwin Baker and Chris Ogbonnaya if active in Week 16 against the Jets.
Willis McGahee RB CLE Sep 28 '79
Willis McGahee (concussion) has been cleared to practice and play in Sunday's game against the Jets.
The Browns want to get Edwin Baker some more chances over the final two games, so we can't be sure McGahee will even get his starting job back. He's averaging a pathetic 2.73 YPC on 138 rushes this season. No Cleveland runner is a realistic fantasy option against Rex Ryan's strong front seven.
Willis McGahee RB CLE Sep 27 '79
Willis McGahee (concussion) said he expects to return for Sunday's game against the Jets.