Veteran running back Willis McGahee, 31, has passed his physical and agreed to terms with the Browns, sources tell NFL Media's Jeff Darlington.
Although one report suggested the Denver Broncos released McGahee in June primarily due to concerns about the torn MCL and compression fracture that ended his 2012 season, he's now passed physicals from three different teams.
The Browns aren't signing McGahee to sit on the bench. He's reportedly in "great shape," which makes him the favorite to assume lead-back duties over Bobby Rainey and Chris Ogbonnaya.
If he stays healthy, McGahee will likely lead the Browns in carries going forward, but don't expect the type of production that he had last season in Denver. For one, he's 31 years old and is coming off a torn ligament in his knee. He's also joining a Browns offense that couldn't help Trent Richardson surpass the 3.6 YPC mark in 2012 (or thus far in 2013). Still, unless the Browns have unexpected plans for Chris Ogbonnaya or Bobby Rainey, McGahee is likely to be a starting RB and at worst that typically holds RB3/flex type value.