Willis McGahee says lack of playing time against Pats wasn't disciplinary

Willis McGahee chuckled at a question asking whether he might have been held out of action in the Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Patriots because he was being punished for some rules violation the team is trying to keep quiet.

"Where is everyone getting this punishment thing from?" McGahee said. "You all think I'm this bad guy who did something wrong? I was on time for everything. I went to every meeting. ... There was no punishment. Not that I know of. I didn't do anything wrong. I hope it wasn't a punishment."

McGahee said he didn't have any real insight into why he played zero plays for the first time in his Ravens career. A 17-7 loss to the Bengals in 2009 was the only previous game for Baltimore in which McGahee was healthy, but didn't have a single carry. But McGahee did play two series in that game. Against the Patriots, he didn't even step on the field.

Did McGahee think he was about to be traded?

"I don't know. That's been going on for like a year and a half," McGahee said. "It is what it is. I can't do nothing about it. [My agent] told me he'd let me now if anything was going to happen. But I wasn't sitting by the phone or anything. I wasn't watching ESPN. I was playing video games. I went [and] bought me a new Spiderman game."

McGahee reiterated that he's not unhappy, even though he would like to play more. He shrugged his shoulders when asked if the Ravens gave him any assurances that he'd play more the rest of the season.

"I'm just sitting back and waiting for my number to be called," McGahee said. "When my number is called, that's when I step up. I've got a light switch. I can turn it on and turn it off."

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