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Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?

Posted on: July 25, 2011 5:34 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 12:10 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

There's a new CBA in town and that means that teams need to get up to the cap floor and also get below the new salary cap. The first victim of this movement? Willis McGahee of the Ravens, apparently.

Or formerly of the Ravens -- Adam Schefter of ESPN reported on Monday afternoon that the Ravens have already informed McGahee that they plan on releasing him.

Of course, they can't actually do so until Thursday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m. ET. (I know this because I've been reading up on the league calendar!)

That the Ravens would dump McGahee was wholly expected -- he was due $6 million in 2011, and no one expected them to pay that much for a backup running back.

The good news for McGahee is that there's ample teams in the market for free-agent running backs, and he shouldn't go too long without some kind of employment.

UPDATED (5:49 P.M. ET): McGahee, it turns out, isn't the only unfortunate soul who will be cut Thursday. You can add Ravens NT Kelly Gregg to the list as well, though as Carroll County Times reporter Aaron Wilson reports, there's a chance Gregg could return to the team at a reduced salary.

The 34-year-old Gregg had two years left on his contract at $3.5 million per year.

UPDATE (7:10 P.M. ET): The Ravens are in full-on roster-slash mode apparently: according to reports from Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post and Jamison Henley of the Baltimore Sun, the team has also informed Derrick Mason and Todd Heap that they'll be cut.

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Comments

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:30 pm
 

Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?

Very sad if Mason is waived.  He has been an absolute suprise over the past few years and has defied age.  He has made a home in Baltimore and in many years was the wide out that could catch a ball.   At this point he should be able to retire as a Raven if that is what he wants.  The shrinking of the salary cap is going to show that a lot of reliable, loyal veterans are going to be callied Allied. 



Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?

The Ravens somehow manage to screw themselves every year on salary cap. It's frustrating asa fan because you know they're going to lose someone good. McGeehee leaving doesn't bother me that much but Heap and Mason are both valuable.



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?

Rite on Raven Nurse. Tired of those Squeeler Fans running their mouths. Cant wait til Sept 11



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:24 pm
 

Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?

I was thinking Jets, Chiefs, Rams and  Redskins.



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?

Rite on Ravens Nurse. Tires of those Squeeler Fans running their mouths.Cant wait til Sept 11.




Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:08 pm
 

Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?



Coming from a toothless inbred ....who knew you could analize anything



Since: Jan 1, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:50 pm
 

Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?

always better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you're an idiot, than open your mouth and confirm it!



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:46 pm
 

Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?

Sleerlerfan39......FUCK YOU



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?

The Ravens suck and will always suck.. that's my analysis



Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Ravens cut McGahee, Mason, Heap, Gregg?

I hope McGahee saved his money, because he's going to be working for the veteran league minimum. He may not even get a call til the injuries hit


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