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.