The Facts: Did a 2012 injury factor into McGahee's recent release by the Denver Broncos? Paul Klee of the Colorado Springs Gazette has it "on good authority" that McGahee's questionable health was the "No. 1 reason" for his release. Per Klee, it's also why McGahee's reps were severely limited in the two practices before he was cut.
Diehards Line: Upon reporting to the Broncos' mandatory mini-camp last week, the veteran running back insisted he was fully recovered from a torn medical collateral ligament and compression fracture in his leg. OC Adam Gase corroborated McGahee's take the next day. But as NFL.com's Chris Wesseling suggested, there's a difference between healthy enough to practice and healthy enough to remain effective against NFL defenders. Wesseling added that if the Broncos don't believe McGahee's knee is right, it's going to leave any potential suitors second-guessing the merits of adding a 32-year-old tailback.