Sources: Monroe Unlikely to Return to Baltimore

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The Baltimore Ravens traded for Eugene Monroe in October hoping that Monroe could be a long-term answer for them at left tackle.

But five months after the Ravens gave up two middle-round 2014 draft picks for Monroe, the 26-year old is likely to leave as a free agent, per sources.

Retaining Monroe was one of Baltimore’s biggest priorities entering the offseason, but negotiations between the Ravens and Monroe have reached a standstill, per sources.

According to a source, Monroe wants a long-term contract worth around $10 million annually. Baltimore wants Monroe for closer to $8 million or $9 million annually.

Monroe signing elsewhere would leave the Ravens with a big hole at left tackle.

Right tackle Michael Oher has experience at left tackle, but he is also set to become an unrestricted free agent. And while starting left guard Kelechi Osemele and 2013 fifth-round pick Ricky Wagner both played left tackle in college, neither are viewed by the team as ideal fits to play left tackle in the NFL.

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10 Raves on “Sources: Monroe Unlikely to Return to Baltimore

  1. Tucker: M&T Sec 527 on said:

    Dear Matt:

    Most of Oher’s experience at LT, and all of his success there, was in a movie.
    Don’t even THINK about it!

  2. jay on said:

    Kinda figured that but I’m ok with it, he’s a middle of the pack left tackle. We can find a cheaper middle of the pack tackle like Anthony Collins or Jared Veldheer while also getting a good veteran center and fill another position of need like free safety or wide receiver with the money we save. There will be a right tackle available at 17 in the draft. See ya Eugene.

    • darbysharj on said:

      Micheal oher is a tackle who needs to be moved in the middle of line and we need to find a left tackle who has fast feet and is strong we need to fill both sides and nose guard because both tried a weak. We need a big tight end like pitta and another playmaker for the other side of the field. We get strong up front and everything will work out because running game will open up and we need vonte leach he Is a beast and he opens holes and harbaugh needs to have more fure.

  3. Stone on said:

    So for the difference of a mill (or two) we’re going to let our Quarterback get killed!? Is it really worth it for that? I get the “right player right price” mantra, and I have much confidence in Ozzie; but this seems like a really stupid move over a million (if that’s) really the case. Kind of like last year when we let Boldin go. See how that worked out? And Ravens apologist, don’t give me that we had to let him go crap, they could have worked it out.

  4. Terry on said:

    A mill a year difference is gonna keep us from retaining him? Would be a really really foolish move on the Ravens part.

  5. Rob on said:

    If he goes elsewhere next year, this will end up being a horrible move my the Ravens in terms of what they traded to get him for a 3/4 year rental. Based on what will be available compared to the quality and price…he is our best bet.

  6. Anonymous on said:

    to big of a hit to the cap, let him go at that price, and futher more Ray Rice has been a great Raven but take a good look at Ben Tate.

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