Recently released running back Willis McGahee told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he would have “no problems” continuing his playing career with the Green Bay Packers.
Let go by the Denver Broncos Thursday, McGahee named a number of possible landing spots, including Green Bay.
“There are a lot of places I wouldn’t mind playing. You got Miami, Dallas, Green Bay, San Diego, Oakland,” McGahee told Anderson. “That’s not necessarily my order of preference, though. All of those teams I mentioned I would go to with no problems.”
McGahee turns 32 years old in October and is coming off a serious lower leg injury. However, he did rush for 1,930 yards (including a 4.6 yard average) and eight touchdowns over his 25 games in Denver.
The Broncos are now moving forward with second-round draft pick Montee Ball as their lead back for the 2013 season.
In recent seasons, the release of a still-effective running back like McGahee would have set off a firestorm of speculation in Green Bay. After drafting Eddie Lacy in the second round and Johnathan Franklin in the fourth of April’s NFL draft, however, the Packers have no need to entertain the idea of taking a flier on a veteran back with an injury history.