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Pernell McPhee not expected to remain with Ravens

The Ravens' utility defender in the front seven is expected to cash in this free agency.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Pernell McPhee's chances of staying with the Ravens do not look good at this time.

According to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, McPhee is expected to head elsewhere once free agency begins this March. McPhee had a great 2014 season and is the next Ravens defender to command a big contract after the conclusion of his rookie deal.

Wilson reports McPhee is looking at a deal that will give him $8 million to $10 million per season. That's going to be considerably more than the Ravens will be able to afford. The Ravens are in a position where they have to restructure Haloti Ngata and Lardarius Webb's contracts, as well as continue to pay Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil. Not to mention, the Ravens have to figure out what to do with Courtney Upshaw as he's set to be a free agent in 2016.

McPhee, a fifth-round pick out of Mississippi State in 2011, totaled 7.5 sacks as someone that was moved around a lot throughout the front seven.