With the clock ticking toward this weekend’s legal tampering period and the start of free agency next week, the Ravens are working to keep Eugene Monroe’s head from being turned.
The team is working to do a deal with the unrestricted free agent-to-be left tackle, but the two sides remain “far apart” as of today, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.
That’s the kind of forecast that can change with one phone call, but it’s clear the Ravens are motivated to do a deal. After locking up tight end Dennis Pitta over the weekend, keeping Monroe is a priority (after trading two picks to the Jaguars for the right to rent him last season).
The Ravens could guarantee he hangs around by using their franchise tag on him, which remains a possibility. It’s an expensive one ($11.654 million), but it might be worth it considering the number of teams looking for left tackles this offseason.