The Minnesota Vikings‘ star, who won the MVP last season when he rushed for 2,097 yards — 9 shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season record — after he underwent reconstructive knee surgery, offered a reminder that he wasn’t himself at the start of the season, either.
McGahee’s addition, which earlier was reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and NFL.com, helps to fill the void created when running back Trent Richardson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first-round pick.
The Browns traded the powerful running back to Indianapolis in a stunning move just two games into the season and one year after drafting Richardson in the first round.
Green Bay Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy was knocked out of Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins with a concussion.
Running back Vick Ballard will undergo season-ending surgery on a torn ACL in his right knee, coach Chuck Pagano said Friday. Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted that Ballard has been placed on injured reserve.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is facing discipline from the NFL for diving at the knees of an opposing player during Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, a league official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Jets didn’t plan to activate Quinn for the season opener Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so they cut him before 4 p.m. ET Saturday — the deadline when veterans’ salaries become guaranteed.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver/returner Jacoby Jones was injured in the second quarter of Thursday night’s season opener again the Denver Broncos when his own teammate, rookie Brynden Trawick, ran into him on a punt return.