Broncos placed Willis McGahee (knee, leg) on injured reserve with a designation to return.
McGahee is now targeting a potential AFC Championship Game for his return. He has a torn MCL and a broken leg, injuries that aren't expected to require surgery but will keep him completely off his feet for at least a month. It ends an eye-opening regular-season campaign for McGahee, who averaged 95.2 total yards per game and ripped off 4.37 yards per carry in his age-31 season. Due just $2.5 million in 2013, he's likely to be back in 2013 as the Broncos' starter. They'll play out the rest of the regular season with Ronnie Hillman, Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno manning the backfield.