One might think that the Ravens’ drafting of Ronnie Stanley could spell the end of Eugene Monroe in Baltimore, but that is apparently not the case. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets that Monroe is likely to stay put since he could be a starter on the interior line and also provide general depth along the offensive line.
Monroe is currently recovering from the shoulder injury which landed him on IR last season. The 29-year-old is making good progress in rehabilitating that injury, according to recent comments made by GM Ozzie Newsome. For much of the offseason, there has been speculation about the veteran’s future in Baltimore. Monroe has missed 15 of 32 games since joining the team and is set to carry a hefty $8.7MM cap number in 2016.
The Ravens’ offensive line was drastically altered on the first day of free agency when Kelechi Osemele shook hands with the Raiders on a five-year deal that could be worth as much as $60MM. Baltimore lost one long-time starter in the 6’5″ Osemele, but it sounds like they’re planning on keeping another O-Line notable in Monroe, despite his difficulty in staying healthy.
After 2016, Monroe’s contract calls for him to carry an $8.95MM cap number in 2017 and 2018.
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