Willis McGahee says he's "100 percent" recovered from offseason knee and ankle surgeries, but anticipates entering training camp as a backup.
McGahee says "it's not how you start but how you finish," but it's also not likely that he'll get even a fighter's chance to beat out Ray Rice. The Ravens are intent on making Rice their every-down back, with Le'Ron McClain coming in for short-yardage situations and McGahee's usage likely declining sharply.
Jul. 22 - 1:32 p.m. ET
Source: Baltimore Sun
Are you kidding me? McGahee is done. He will spell Ray Rice and be damn good at it but that's about it. With a 5'8/210-pound frame, Rice was considered by many as too small to handle the grind of inside carries, but he's gained upper body strength this off season. Also you should note that head coach John Harbaugh believes Rice has "every-down back" abilities. No doubt Rice will split carries with McGaee but he'll end up with more touches and if your league is a PPR (points per reception) then he is money in the bank. Look for Rice in the mid rounds as a tier three RB or tier two in deeper leagues. Keep this low end tier three or two based on if the Ravens can pick up a solid WR to fill the possible Derrick Mason gap.