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Eugene Monroe would like to stay in Baltimore for the long term

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Tackle Eugene Monroe officially became a member of the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday and he’d like to avoid a move to another team once this season comes to a close.

Monroe called the move to the Ravens from the Jaguars “an exciting change” and said it was “refreshing” to come to a new team after four-plus years with the Jags. The impending free agent also said he’d like to stay in Baltimore for the long term and sees the fact that the Ravens broke from tradition to make a midseason trade as a sign that they feel the same way.

“It doesn’t look like they brought me here the way they did to not have me here for the long term,” Monroe said, via the team’s website. “I have to do my thing on the field, prove that I deserve this opportunity, which I’m fully confident I will.”

Monroe’s probably not wrong about the Ravens’ plans. The price the Ravens paid — picks in the fourth and fifth rounds — doesn’t seem prohibitively high for a player like Monroe, especially when you factor in the fact that the Ravens won’t be paying him more than a prorated portion of the veteran’s minimum because the Jags are picking up the rest of the tab, but they have an opening moving forward at an important position and Monroe will get a jump start on the transition to the Ravens offense over the rest of the season.

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23 Responses to “Eugene Monroe would like to stay in Baltimore for the long term”
  1. fiezzybeatz says: Oct 3, 2013 5:39 PM

    Wish the Dolphins would have traded for him!

  2. wearethesteelers says: Oct 3, 2013 5:41 PM

    LOL! So does Steeler Nation!

  3. tsuscrumhalf says: Oct 3, 2013 6:12 PM

    Ozzie is a gangsta

  4. Joemontanaflacco says: Oct 3, 2013 6:17 PM

    “Eugene Monroe would like to stay in Baltimore for the long term”

    Of course he does. He wants to be a champion!

  5. dcapettini says: Oct 3, 2013 6:34 PM

    Uh, guys, shouldn’t we like see how he plays before we go down the aisle in what will be a very expensive wedding? LTs make big bucks. Look what the Ravens are paying McKinnie, and he has a very bad rep. This guy will take a big chunk out of the cap next year. Of course, Oher will be seeking new employment, in all probability. But remember that Ogden and Yanda are the only O-lineman that Oz was willing to shell out for. The others were allowed to leave in free agency.

  6. kwjsb says: Oct 3, 2013 6:50 PM

    One game against the Browns front 7 and Ozzie knows he needed a real left tackle , And the Steelers followed suit.

  7. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 3, 2013 6:53 PM

    “Eugene Monroe would like to stay in Baltimore for the long term”

    Of course he does. He wants to be a champion!

    Not this year the orioles are not in the post season.

  8. gameover78 says: Oct 3, 2013 7:07 PM

    If Monroe plays as well as I think he will, we can sign him long term, slide KO to RT and we have Reid to cover Guard. Oher will want more than he is worth

  9. patsbrat says: Oct 3, 2013 7:15 PM

    Jags to Ravens must be like getting a ‘get out of jail free’ card.

  10. sterilizecromartie says: Oct 3, 2013 7:16 PM

    So let me get this straight… Jax had a perfectly good LT in Monroe. They took a RT at #2 overall. The trade their perfectly fine LT for what they could have gotten in compensatory picks if he didn’t resign at the end of the year. Now they move their new RT to LT.

    So, they are in the same exact position as they were in before the draft (one tackle)… except instead of having the #2 overall selection they now have two additional mid-round picks.

    We may have a new Factory of Sadness.

  11. mswravens says: Oct 3, 2013 7:21 PM

    Front office LOVES KO at LG…they think he can be as good as Yanda. They won’t move him, but keep him on left side to form a strong combination with Monroe. I agree Oher won’t be back, but I think they’ll try to give the spot to Rick Wagner. They can’t pay every position.

  12. jkaflagg says: Oct 3, 2013 7:24 PM

    Have read all kinds of stuff about how this is a good move for Jacksonville because they don’t want to resign him….thing is, I haven’t heard anyone say he’s a lousy player (pretty much what the Cardinals said about Levi Brown), and it’s not like the Jags should just be giving players away…..seems like you should be keeping and developing young players rather than tossing them overboard just because you didn’t draft them…..

  13. ravenunitas says: Oct 3, 2013 8:16 PM

    Plus Monroe’s wife is from Maryland and wants to be home. Of course she’s happy they are going to be
    a part of the Best Team in Maryland….lol

  14. RetardotheGreat says: Oct 3, 2013 8:22 PM

    FYI Luke Joekel was drafted #2 as LT not RT. He hasn’t played RT since Highschool.

  15. radrntn says: Oct 3, 2013 9:54 PM

    in other words “show me the money!”

  16. tyler200829 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:36 PM

    FYI either way you’re wrong because he’s been playing RT

  17. sterilizecromartie says: Oct 4, 2013 8:14 AM

    @Retardo

    Joekel has been playing RT all season. Monroe has been LT.

  18. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 4, 2013 9:59 AM

    “It doesn’t look like they brought me here the way they did to not have me here for the long term,”
    —————————————————
    So he thinks bringing him in WK 5 of the season is a better indication of longevity than if they would have traded/drafted/acquired him before the season? Guy actually sounds like a perfect Raven, good signing.

    Dude will have no interest in staying long-term with the Ravens after facing Woodley & Co in a few weeks.

  19. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 4, 2013 10:46 AM

    And by the looks of the picture, he’s mastered the horse-collar move.

  20. cfeeley52 says: Oct 4, 2013 11:48 AM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Oct 3, 2013 6:53 PM
    “Eugene Monroe would like to stay in Baltimore for the long term”

    Of course he does. He wants to be a champion!

    Not this year the orioles are not in the post season.
    ————————————–
    I must admit i’m annoyed the pirates suddenly caught fire, it gives steelers fans a pleasant distraction from the 0-4 misery they should be suffering through…

  21. Joemontanaflacco says: Oct 4, 2013 2:40 PM

    Dude will have no interest in staying long-term with the Ravens after facing Woodley & Co in a few weeks.

    Woodley & Co? Oh, right. One of the best companies to work for. No one has been sacked in years.

  22. ravenunitas says: Oct 5, 2013 3:44 PM

    Dude will have no interest in staying long-term with the Ravens after facing Woodley & Co in a few weeks.=
    ===================================

    I hope Woodley runs his mouth more like saying
    ”Quite naturally they won’t ever be in a Superbowl as long as I’m on this Stillers team”
    By the way Woodley is an average player on a old and slow has been defense. Eugene Monroe will dominate ANY player you line up against him.
    Try again 00000000-44444444 hahahaha

  23. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 5, 2013 10:39 PM

    ravenunitas, be real. Do you know how long it would take to play 44 million games.

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