Ravens and Monroe agree to terms: UPDATED
Monroe came to the Baltimore Ravens in this trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars early in the 2013 season. Monroe Started every 11 games for the Ravens at left tackle.
The Ravens offensive line had a tough season but Monroe was one of the steady members of the line, protecting quarterback Joe Flacco’s blind side. The Ravens chose not to use the Franchise Tag on Monroe earlier this off season. Monroe has family in the Baltimore area and it is a good fit for him to stay long term.
More details to come as more information is available.
Here is the tweet from Wilson about the deal.
Ravens have completed their deal with Eugene Monroe, according to sources, just putting finishing touches on the final details of contract
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 11, 2014
UPDATED: The deal with Monroe is a five-year deal worth $37.5 million, according to Jeff Zrebiec. Here is his tweet. Also according to Wilson Monroe will get an $11 million signing bonus and $19 million guaranteed.
A five-year, $37.5 deal for Monroe seems like a good compromise for both sides. Initial thought was he’d get around 8.5 per year.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) March 11, 2014