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Eugene Monroe is officially a Baltimore Raven

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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.

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8 Responses to “Eugene Monroe is officially a Baltimore Raven”
  1. ravenmomma says: Oct 3, 2013 12:46 PM

    And they are keeping McKinnie on the roster since they found out that Sweet Pea has more market value than he does.

  2. pcbgravens says: Oct 3, 2013 1:02 PM

    We took the Jags 2 best players this year!! MLB Smith and now Mean Gene!!! Thank you and please move to London soon!!!! Purple City Bird Gang aka World Champs
    #pcbg

  3. camcameronsucks says: Oct 3, 2013 1:03 PM

    Not to mention the Ravens only have pay about $550,000 of his salary for the rest of the year while the Jaguars have to pay the $2.6 million.

    Someone call 9-1-1, that’s stealing…

  4. sbaltimore says: Oct 3, 2013 1:06 PM

    What a steal. I mean deal. The Jags paid around $2.5M of Monroe’s salary, and the Ravens paid around $500,000, plus a 4th and 5th round pick in 2014. (And while all this was going on…the Steelers paid around 4 x’s as much for the 60th ranked LT in the NFL. Yes. There IS a God in Heaven!!)

  5. zoxitic says: Oct 3, 2013 1:14 PM

    Good luck with that -4.5 pff rating Ravens.

  6. ccjcsr says: Oct 3, 2013 1:19 PM

    Does it matter, Flacco will still be a lightning in a bottle QB

  7. ruthlssjag says: Oct 3, 2013 1:49 PM

    camcameronsucks says:
    Oct 3, 2013 1:03 PM
    Not to mention the Ravens only have pay about $550,000 of his salary for the rest of the year while the Jaguars have to pay the $2.6 million.

    Someone call 9-1-1, that’s stealing…
    __________________________________

    Don’t u worry, after the season’s over, you’ll be dishing out “top 5″ LT money. Do you know how many “quality” player’s that is???
    I liked Eugene, but might I add he just came off a performance giving up “3″ sacks to Robert Mathis, not to mention he couldn’t hold his own against Justin Houston, also 3 sacks (2 against Monroe). He’s always had trouble playing against top-tier pass rushers in the league.
    Also, with ALL the cap money we have, I don’t mind cutting ties with Monroe & paying a sleezy 2+ mill when we would’ve gotten next to nothing for him had he just walked at the end of the season. When there are guys like Ace Sanders & Denard Robinson still there in the 4th & 5th, I’ll take that. RT’s can be found in FA.

  8. jcjaguar says: Oct 3, 2013 1:52 PM

    Wow…some of you Ravens fans really have it out for Jacksonville. Just mind your own business….we’ll mind ours. Kick us now while we’re down and out…but one day the shoe will be on the other foot.

    Oh and I hate Gene Smith….carry on.

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