Willis McGahee knew when he showed up at minicamp this week that he faced long odds of keeping his starting job since the Denver Broncos had used a high draft pick to select a running back for the second straight season.
Willis McGahee skipped each of the Broncos’ 10 “voluntary” practices over the last month but showed up for the start of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday.
The most intriguing new face turning heads at the Denver Broncos’ offseason workouts isn’t Montee Ball or Sylvester Williams. It’s third-year tight end Julius Thomas.
Willis McGahee apparently is counting on history repeating itself. The grizzled running back skipped some of last year’s offseason workouts, then showed up at the mandatory minicamp and handily won the starting job.
As he enters his second season in Denver, Manning is another year removed from the neck problems that plagued him in 2011.
Peyton Manning sauntered over to the podium after his first full practice since the Denver Broncos’ loss to Baltimore in the playoffs. Right out of the gate, somebody asked about his health.
Ronnie Hillman, who was lucky to tip the scales at 180 pounds by January, is pushing 200 pounds in his quest to get more playing time in 2013.
Trindon Holliday quickly put his historic playoff performance behind him just as he did all those gasping defenders scattered in his wake.
Whether known as Mon-TAY or Mon-TEE, running back Montee Ball made quite a name for himself during his record-setting career at Wisconsin.
The Broncos picked a good running back in this weekend’s NFL Draft, but former Broncos veteran Tom Nalen says the team could have gotten a runner of relatively equal value in a lower round than the second.