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Willis McGahee informed of his release

Baltimore's McGahee breaks away from Kansas City's defense for a touchdown in Kansas City

Baltimore Ravens running back Willis McGahee breaks away from the Kansas City Chiefs defense for a touchdown during the second half of the Raven’s win in their AFC Wild Card NFL playoff football game in Kansas City, Missouri January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


We have our first post-lockout transaction to pass along.

Okay, it won’t officially be a transaction until Thursday. But we’re going to hear a lot of reports of agreements, deals, and other planned player moves all week long before anything is official.

The first such report is no surprise: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Willis McGahee has been informed he will be released by the Ravens. We included McGahee on our list of players likely to get cut because he has a $6 million salary and seemed unwilling to take a pay cut.

McGahee will make less money wherever he signs, but he becomes a solid option for teams looking for a backup running back.