Have we seen the last of McGahee in Baltimore?
Several veteran NFL running backs may be looking for new teams this offseason.
Baltimore Ravens running back Willis McGahee.
The veteran from Miami is scheduled to make $3.6 million in 2010 and $6 million in 2011. That’s a lot of money for a 28 year-old running back who carried the ball 109 times this season (46th in NFL).
While McGahee did score 14 touchdowns this year, eight of those scores came from five or less yards out and were set up by dynamic second-year workhorse Ray Rice. Keep in mind, McGahee carried the ball seven or less times in 11 games this season and only topped 80 yards rushing in a game just once-in Week 17 at Oakland.
Bottom line: $3.6 million will likely be too high of a price for the Ravens to keep McGahee around for another year. Especially since Baltimore has a serious need for some help at the wide receiver position.
And because they currently have a running back named Ray Rice who put up over 2,000 total yards this past season.
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