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Eugene Monroe | Tackle

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 300
College: Virginia
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Ravens LT Eugene Monroe (knee) expects to return to the lineup Week 8 against the Bengals.
UDFA James Hurst has been filling in on Joe Flacco's blind side the past four games as Monroe recovers from a knee scope. The Ravens badly need Monroe. Hurst has been destroyed in pass protection and as a run blocker, giving up three sacks against the Colts in Week 5 and taking three holding penalties last Sunday against the Falcons. The Ravens also expect LG Kelechi Osemele back. Oct 24 - 9:17 AM

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Ravens LT Eugene Monroe and LG Kelechi Osemele are both listed as doubtful for Week 7 with knee injuries.

Early-week signs pointed to one or both returning against the Falcons, but neither made enough process during practice. The Ravens will turn to UDFA James Hurst at left tackle, and former center Gino Gradkowski at left guard. With Gradkowski and Hurst both starting last week's game at Tampa Bay, Joe Flacco carved up the Buccaneers for five passing touchdowns.
Oct 17 - 2:24 PM

Ravens LT Eugene Monroe (knee scope) has resumed practicing.

Monroe is now 22 days removed from going under the knife. He's not terribly likely to return for Sunday's game against the Falcons, but is now looking good for Week 8. Fill-in James Hurst has mostly struggled in Monroe's absence.
Oct 16 - 1:36 PM

Ravens LT Eugene Monroe (knee scope) has been ruled out for Week 6.

Monroe doesn't have a known timetable to return after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on September 24. UDFA LT James Hurst allowed three sacks in last week's loss to the Colts, filling in on Joe Flacco's blind side.
Oct 10 - 3:23 PM

Ravens LT Eugene Monroe will undergo "minor surgery" on his knee Wednesday.

Monroe is expected to miss at least 3-4 weeks. It's a massive blow to the Ravens' pass protection, leaving UDFA James Hurst to protect Joe Flacco's blindside. Rick Wagner will remain on the right side for now, though Kelechi Osemele could eventually be moved to left tackle.
Sep 24 - 3:13 PM

Ravens re-signed LT Eugene Monroe to a five-year, $37.5 million deal.

The deal includes $19 million guaranteed. It's less than Branden Albert got from the Dolphins (five years, $46M with $25M guaranteed) and Rodger Saffold landed with the Raiders (five years, $42.5M with $21M guaranteed). In other words, GM Ozzie Newsome has done it again. Monroe was our No. 3 free agent available at any position, behind only Jimmy Graham and Greg Hardy -- who were franchise tagged. Monroe has been a top-10 tackle in Pro Football Focus' rankings in three straight years.
Mar 11 - 5:00 PM

NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports the "buzz from inside Ravens headquarters" is that the team and free agent LT Eugene Monroe are "very close" to a new deal.

With the offensive tackle market taking shape -- Branden Albert headed to Miami, Rodger Saffold to Oakland, Jared Veldheer to Arizona, and Anthony Collins to Tampa -- the Ravens realize they need to pony up the cash for Monroe if they want to keep him. Talks between the two sides have heated up the past two days. If Monroe signs before 4 PM, Michael Oher will be the top tackle available.
Mar 11 - 8:39 AM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have maintained "active dialogue" with free agent LT Eugene Monroe, and "there's now optimism" Baltimore will retain him.

There is "increased hope from both sides" that a deal will be consummated, per Ravens beat reporter Aaron Wilson. With Arizona zeroing in on Jared Veldheer and Miami essentially having already locked up Branden Albert, Monroe seems destined to stay in Baltimore. There is now belief the Bucs will sign Rodger Saffold or Anthony Collins. The Raiders are in serious talks with Saffold.
Mar 9 - 8:01 PM

The Carroll County Times reports free agent LT Eugene Monroe is seeking $10 million per year.

Per beat writer Matt Zenitz, the Ravens are offering Monroe $8 million to $9 million per year. So there's a decent-sized gap to be bridged before next Tuesday's start of free agency. GM Ozzie Newsome surrendered 2014 fourth- and fifth-round picks when he acquired Monroe via Jacksonville last October. If Monroe hits the market, the Dolphins are expected to pursue him aggressively.
Mar 7 - 1:41 PM

A source tells the Carroll County Times that the Ravens and free agent LT Eugene Monroe are "nowhere close" to a deal.

At this point, it would be a major surprise if the Ravens are able to keep Monroe from testing the market. The legal tampering period opens Saturday and free agency kicks off Tuesday. GM Ozzie Newsome still wants to re-sign his best offensive lineman, but now he's going to have to compete with tackle-needy teams like the Dolphins, Chargers and Panthers. Monroe, still just 26 years old, is our No. 1 tackle available.
Mar 6 - 10:42 AM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero believes Eugene Monroe will be the Dolphins' first choice at left tackle if he reaches free agency.

Left tackle is a huge priority for a Dolphins team that must fill at least three holes along the offensive line. Monroe is the No. 1 target, but Branden Albert and Anthony Collins are also on Miami's radar. All three still could be re-signed by their current teams before free agency, however. The Dolphins aren't exactly working from a position of strength. Their line was abysmal in '13.
Mar 4 - 11:08 PM

The Ravens didn't use the franchise tag on free agent LT Eugene Monroe by Monday afternoon's deadline.

It means Monroe is now free to hit a market that could also include Jared Veldheer and Branden Albert. Although there's more high-end tackle talent available than usual, there's also more league-wide cap space, as well as plenty of teams who need to upgrade on the blindside. All three players are in commanding negotiating positions. Monroe is Rotoworld's No. 1 ranked free-agent tackle.
Mar 3 - 4:16 PM

A source tells the Baltimore Sun that the Ravens and free agent LT Eugene Monroe are "far apart" in contract negotiations.

Both sides are reportedly "highly motivated" to get a deal done before March 11, especially now that the Ravens have cleared their No. 1 priority by re-signing Dennis Pitta. Franchise tagging Monroe prior to Monday's 4ET deadline would cost $11.654 million. It's an expensive route to take, but would protect Baltimore against losing a 26-year-old blind-side blocker that is their best offensive lineman. It would also give the two sides until July 15 to work out a long-term deal. Monroe graded out as PFF's No. 10 left tackle in the league last season.
Mar 3 - 8:02 AM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are not expected to franchise tag free agent LT Eugene Monroe.

Monroe is Baltimore's highest remaining priority with Dennis Pitta signed, but would cost $11.65 million if tagged and isn't a candidate to be franchised. The Ravens have been in active talks with Monroe, but no deal is imminent. Monroe, 26, is expected to command more guaranteed money than Pitta and isn't open to giving the Ravens a hometown discount. Rotoworld ranks Monroe as the top left tackle available this offseason.
Mar 1 - 4:11 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are engaged in "active talks" with free agents Eugene Monroe and Dennis Pitta, but that no deals are imminent.

According to reporter Aaron Wilson, the Ravens have "work to do on both to get something done." Whether it's via a new deal or the franchise tag, Pitta is fully expected to remain in Baltimore. It's Monroe's status that's hazy. The Ravens freed up $4.95 million in cap space by releasing Jameel McClain and Vonta Leach on Thursday. Monroe, who turns 27 in April, has said he isn't interested in giving the Ravens a hometown discount. The Dolphins would reportedly be interested if he hits the open market.
Feb 27 - 3:23 PM

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