Report: Browns to Sign Willis McGahee If Running Back Passes Physical

Willis McGahee, Chandler JonesIt did not take long for the Browns to narrow down their search for Trent Richardson‘s replacement.

Shortly after finalizing the deal to send Richardson to Indianapolis for a first-round pick, Cleveland announced that free-agent running back Willis McGahee will come in for a physical on Thursday.

Both CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora and NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport report that the team plans to sign McGahee if he passes said physical.

McGahee has proven to be a quality back in the past, earning a pair of Pro Bowl nods and compiling four 1,000-yard seasons. His 2012 campaign was cut short by a knee injury in Week 11, though, and he has failed to catch on with a team since being waived by Denver in June.

The Miami product has played for the Bills, Ravens and Broncos in his nine-year career, totaling 8,097 rushing yards and 63 touchdowns.

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