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Saturday, July 30, 2011
McGahee closer to joining Broncos

By Bill Williamson

The Denver Post is reporting former Baltimore running back Willis McGahee will become a Bronco pending a passed physical.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday he agreed to terms. The Denver Post is reporting the deal is now for four years, $9.5 million. McGahee will turn 30 this season. Again, I think McGahee can make some plays, but his contributions will likely be limited. He had 209 carries the past two years combined.

In other AFC West news:

Denver agreed to terms with receiver David Anderson. The former Colorado State player was cut by Houston. He has a chance to be a rotational receiver and special teamer in Denver.

The Chargers had interest in former Green Bay linebacker Nick Barnett, but not at the price that it will take to sign him.

There still doesn’t seem to be much of market for Oakland Pro Bowl tight end Zach Miller. At this point, I’d be surprised if he went elsewhere.

As expected, the Broncos cut safety Renaldo Hill as the team clears cap space. Hill was with the team the past two years. He wasn’t going to start this season.

The Broncos were interested in former Houston first-round pick Amobi Okoye. But he reportedly agreed to terms with the Bears shortly after being cut by the Texans. In a strange one, Denver is bringing in Broncos’ defensive tackle Marcus Thomas in for a visit. He has been with the team since 2007.