McGahee gets green light for Broncos-Jets game

Running back Willis McGahee has been given the green light for

the Denver Broncos’ game against the New York Jets on Thursday

night.

McGahee pulled his left hamstring Sunday at Kansas City and was

limited in practice. He ran during warmups and declared himself

ready to play.

The Broncos’ backfield will consist of McGahee, Lance Ball and

Jeremiah Johnson, who was promoted from the practice squad this

week to replace Knowshon Moreno, who tore his right ACL last

week.

Broncos kick returner Quan Cosby is among the players Denver

deactivated.

The Jets are without running back LaDainian Tomlinson (sprained

left knee). He was replaced in the backfield by rookie Bilal

Powell, who had been inactive all season. Shonn Greene is the

full-time starter, and Joe McKnight the main backup.