The Ravens announced that left tackle Eugene Monroe passed his physical in Baltimore on Thursday, allowing them to put the finishing touches on the deal with the Jaguars that sent Monroe north.
According to the team’s website, the draft picks heading back to Jacksonville are a fourth- and a fifth-round choice in next year’s draft. That’s what Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times Union reported on Wednesday as well and it’s a price that the Ravens shouldn’t have much trouble affording given the compensatory picks they’re likely to get next year after losing Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe and Ed Reed as free agents during the offseason.
The Ravens weren’t sure on Wednesday whether Monroe will make his debut this weekend.
“I don’t know. He’s not here yet, so once we get him here we’ll figure that out,” coach John Harbaugh said. “Obviously we’re bringing Eugene in to play. How soon that can happen remains to be seen.”
Whenever Monroe does debut, he’ll be wearing a new uniform number. Monroe will have to change his number from 75 to 60 because Jonathan Ogden wore No. 75 with the Ravens and no left tackles (or any other players) will be wearing those digits again for the Ravens. Tight end Billy Bajema was released to make room for Monroe on the roster.