Broncos release top rusher McGahee

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have released Willis McGahee, their leading rusher last year.

The 31-year-old running back is the NFL's active leader with 33 100-yard games. McGahee is coming off a right knee injury that sidelined him for the final two months last season. The 11-year veteran was set to make $2.5 million in 2013.

McGahee skipped all of the team's 10 voluntary workouts but returned to Dove Valley for their three-day mandatory minicamp that ends Thursday.

With second-year pro Ronnie Hillman and rookie Montee Ball getting most of the work out of the backfield this week, McGahee was relegated to a handful of snaps.

McGahee said Tuesday he was confident he'd keep his starting job and didn't regret skipping the workouts.


Quarterback Matt Barkley agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Eagles on Thursday.

The terms of the deal were not immediately known. A surprising fourth-round draft pick, Barkley was selected 98th overall. The No. 98 pick in the 2012 draft received a four-year, $2.58 million contract. That's more than $10 million less than the four-year, $12.68 million deal signed by Ryan Tannehill, who was the third quarterback taken in 2012.

Barkley might have been drafted ahead of Tannehill last year, but he decided to return to Southern California for his senior season.

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