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Broncos release running back Willis McGahee

06.13.13 at 1:51 pm ET
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Willis McGahee

Willis McGahee

This spring, Willis McGahee decided to skip the Broncos’ OTAs.

Now, he’s out of a job.

The Broncos released the 31-year-old running back Thursday, two days after he did show up to the team’s camp, according to multiple reports. McGahee was set to make $2.5 million this season after missing the last two months last year with a torn medial collateral ligament and fractured leg.

McGahee, a nine-year NFL veteran, spent the last two seasons in Denver and led the Broncos in rushing yards (731) and yards per game (73.1) despite his injuries.

“It’s never easy to part ways with a veteran player who made so many positive contributions to our team and community,” John Elway, Broncos executive vice president, said in a statement. “I appreciate all of the competitiveness, toughness and leadership Willis brought to the Broncos. He was an integral part of our team’s turnaround during the past two seasons, and I wish him the best as he continues his NFL career.”

In April’s NFL draft, the Broncos selected running back Montee Ball in the second round (58th overall).

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