According to Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens will cut running back Willis McGahee at his current $6 million salary.

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.

Preston reports the Newsome told him directly that no players will be released before March 3rd, but dodged a question about brining back Willis. The move shouldn’t come as a shock to Ravens fans at $6 million.

Do you think Willis will take less money and return to Baltimore in 2011