Offensive tackle Eugene Monroe might yet return to the Ravens, as Albert Breer of NFL.com remains the two parties are “deep in constructive talks” (via Twitter). The offensive tackle market appears to be rounding in to form, as Branden Albert is overwhelmingly likely to sign with the Dolphins tomorrow, and rumors abound that Jared Veldheer will be heading to the Cardinals. Monroe, however, rated higher than either of them in Pro Football Focus’ metrics, coming in as the tenth best left tackle last season.
The Ravens, who acquired Monroe last season from the Jaguars, reportedly would like to pay the left tackle $8-9MM per season, while Monroe would like to average closer to $10MM annually. Monroe might be able to reach his asking price, as reports say that the Dolphins are likely to pay Albert around $10MM per season. Monroe is three years younger than Albert. The Ravens, meanwhile, need to solidify their offensive line, as right tackle Michael Oher is also a free agent.