When you consider that McGahee will be 30 years old and that he is due to make $6 million next season, the move isn’t all that shocking. Preston suggests that the Ravens could consider re-signing him for less money after releasing him.
It’s hard to gauge what McGahee’s value would be on the open market but I wouldn’t expect it to be that high, he seems like a No. 2 back at best. Teams would be more willing to take a chance on him as third-down, goalline back than as featured back.