From the Baltimore Sun:
According to an NFL source, the Ravens decided at their recent evaluation meetings not to bring McGahee and his $6 million in base salary back for the 2011 season.
McGahee is under contract to the Ravens for 2011, but 2012 ($6.5 million base salary) and 2013 ($7.2) are option years, according to the seven-year contract he signed in 2007.
This doesn’t seem shocking considering McGahee will be a back-up to Ray Rice and hardly worth paying double his past salary.
This means that the Ravens backfield could have a drastically different look in 2011. Le’Ron McClain’s career as a Raven could be over as well as he will command a much bigger contract to secure his services and the team recently signed Jason McKie to a 1-year deal as insurance.
The three headed monster rushing attack that helped propel Baltimore to the 2009 AFC Title game appears to be history though two of those heads got smaller over the last two seasons.
If McGahee does go what direction should the Ravens go in replacing him? Should they look to the draft, turn their attention to free agency, or look at Jalen Parmele for carries?