A couple of days ago, word out of Baltimore was that the Ravens and Eugene Monroe were far apart in contract negotiations. But a lot has changed in a couple of days.
The Baltimore Sun now reports that Monroe and the Ravens have continued to negotiate, and there’s optimism that an agreement can be reached.
It’s unclear what has changed, but the report that the Ravens weren’t expecting to keep Monroe came out before teams were allowed to start talking to agents. So it seems likely that once teams and agents began their communications on Saturday, either Monroe’s camp began to realize that there isn’t a better deal out there than the one the Ravens are offering, or the Ravens upped their offer for Monroe when they discovered that offensive tackles are going to be more expensive than they expected. Or perhaps some combination of the two.
Nothing is official until Monroe signs, and he may still decide to wait until free agency starts on Tuesday afternoon. But it’s now looking a lot more likely that Monroe will remain in Baltimore than it looked 48 hours ago.