Ravens Welcome Monroe Back With 5-Year Deal

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The Baltimore Ravens finally have the long-term answer at left tackle they have lacked since Jonathan Ogden retired following the 2007 season.

After weeks of negotiations, the team and left tackle Eugene Monroe agreed to terms on a five-year contract Tuesday.

The contract is reportedly worth $37.5 million and includes $19 million in guaranteed money.

Two sources told RSR last week that talks between the Ravens and Monroe had reached a standstill. However, three of the primary teams that entered free agency in the market for a left tackle — the Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders — all preferred other left tackles over Monroe.

The Dolphins ended up signing Branden Albert. The Cardinals signed Jared Veldheer. And the Raiders signed Rodger Saffold.

Meanwhile, conversations between Baltimore and Monroe picked back up during the weekend, according to a source, and the talks ultimately culminated in Tuesday’s agreement.

“It all worked out the way God intended from the start,” Monroe tweeted.

Monroe had voiced a desire to remain with the Ravens throughout this process.

Monroe’s wife is from Maryland, and Monroe is from nearby New Jersey and went to college at the University of Virginia.

 

More on the Monroe signing here…

3 Raves on “Ravens Welcome Monroe Back With 5-Year Deal

  1. John on said:

    I am pretty happy with this deal, I was expecting more in the neighborhood of $8M – $8.5M per year. If the cap numbers are correct then the Ravens still have about $15M left to get target a WR and shore up a deal with Daryl Smith.

  2. Matt D. on said:

    Monroe lost the game of musical chairs and the Ravens benefited from it. Hopefully, he keeps up playing to his best ability and continues to grow as a professional.

    • ravensean509@gmail.com on said:

      Isn’t that funny. He was consistently rated as the #1 LT but ended up getting tied for the least money. It’s an interesting year for free agency with the salary cap increase. Roger Saffold who has been inconsistent since a good rookie season got more money than Jake Long did last year. Long was an overall #1 draft pick and a 4 time pro bowler. I know RT Andre Smith, who was rated as a top, top echelon RT, was hoping for 9-10 million a year and settled for 5-6. Maybe some team will throw more money at Mike Oher simply because they can………….

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