NFL Notes: Broncos release Willis McGahee

NFL Notes: Broncos release Willis McGahee
June 13, 2013, 12:00 pm
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The Broncos released their leading rusher Willis McGahee on Thursday. (USA Today Images)

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While Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson would like to know soon who the Eagles' starting QB will be, it is a decision Chip Kelly shouldn't rush (see story).

Also, offensive tackle Jason Peters was arrested for drag racing and fleeing police early Wednesday morning (see story).

Now, here are some notes from around the NFL:

Broncos: McGahee released
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos have released Willis McGahee, their leading rusher last year.

The 31-year-old running back is the NFL's active leader with 33 100-yard games. McGahee is coming off a right knee injury that sidelined him for the final two months last season. The 11-year veteran was set to make $2.5 million in 2013.

McGahee skipped all of the team's 10 voluntary workouts but returned to Dove Valley for their three-day mandatory minicamp that ends Thursday.

With second-year pro Ronnie Hillman and rookie Montee Ball getting most of the work out of the backfield this week, McGahee was relegated to a handful of snaps.

McGahee said Tuesday he was confident he'd keep his starting job and didn't regret skipping the workouts. He says he "probably would have been behind the 8-ball either way."

-The Associated Press

Jaguars: Kafka has shot to start?
Former Eagles quarterback Mike Kafka has had a roller coaster week of highs and lows.

He began the week with the Patriots. Then was placed on waivers when Tim Tebow signed with New England. The Jaguars claimed the Northwestern alumnus, and now Kafka finds himself in a situation where he could be competing for a starting job.

According to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com (via ProFootballTalk), Kakfa has a chance to be the Jaguars' starting quarterback. The competition is between Kafka, former first-round pick Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne and undrafted rookie Matt Scott.

Kafka has not participated in any offseason activities with the Jaguars, but general manager David Caldwell thinks he has "just as good of a chance" as the other quarterbacks to start Week 1 against Kansas City.

The 25-year-old has only four games of experience, attempting only 16 passes and throwing two interceptions.

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