Willis McGahee not expected to return to Ravens
Mar/08/11 08:12 AM Filed in: Willis McGahee
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Due to his high salary, the Baltimore Ravens are still expected to eventually part ways with running back Willis McGahee via release or trade.
A pay cut is unlikely to be accepted, and McGahee is due $6 million next season. Plus, the Ravens have former Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice as their featured back.
"We don't expect to be back unless they'll pay him his contract," agent Drew Rosenhaus said during a television appearance.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh recently said the team won't make a final resolution on cutting or keeping the former Pro Bowl running back until the collective bargaining agreement and salary cap situation are resolved.
Harbaugh was noncommittal on whether the team will retain him.
"I don’t think we know anything along those lines because we don’t have to yet," Harbaugh said at the NFL scouting combine. "The way it’s all set up there’s no reason to make any decision before you have to. What the salary cap is going to be, how those numbers factor in, are important."
McGahee rushed for a career-low 380 yards and five touchdowns on 100 carries last season. He averaged only 3.8 yards per carry.
"Willis McGahee can play," Harbaugh said. "He’s a good person, a hard worker, a leader on our team. I’m a big fan of Willis McGahee."Click here to order Willis McGahee’s proCane Rookie Card.