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Monroe never seriously considered leaving Baltimore


Tackle Eugene Monroe arrived in Baltimore during the 2013 season, via trade with the Jaguars.  A free agent this week, Monroe had no real Plan B for 2014.

“There was really no second,” Monroe recently told Erik Kuselias of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk.  “You know, because I did desire to be here.  I was never at a point where I was strongly considering being anywhere else.”

Helping Monroe stay put is a contract that pays him $19 million in fully guaranteed money, via an $11 million signing bonus, a fully-guaranteed base salary of $1 million in 2014, a fully-guaranteed base salary of $5.5 million in 2015, and $1.5 million in fully-guaranteed base salary for 2016.  (His full base salary in 2016 will be $6.5 million.)

The five-year, $37.5 million contract also has base values of $6.75 million in 2017 and 2018.  He may have been able to generate a little more elsewhere, but it’s clear he didn’t want to leave.

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16 Responses to “Monroe never seriously considered leaving Baltimore”
  1. mickton says: Mar 13, 2014 9:00 PM

    That’s code for nobody made me a big offer so I’m still in bal

  2. andreboy1 says: Mar 13, 2014 9:01 PM

    that’s because no one wanted you

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 13, 2014 9:01 PM

    Washington’s little brother town/city. I feel the bedbugs standing 5 minutes in the Harbour. My condolences Monroe, you do what you gotta do for that $. #TheRedskinsownMD

  4. thevikesarebest says: Mar 13, 2014 9:01 PM

    He loves playing with criminals.notice how vikings players in their prime always want to stay with us.SKOL

  5. ravensdominate says: Mar 13, 2014 9:02 PM

    Who would??? Best franchise in the league.

  6. steelerstrong says: Mar 13, 2014 9:02 PM

    That’s really good need for the AFC North. Another overpaid, over valued player by the ravens. Well done.

  7. djstat says: Mar 13, 2014 9:12 PM

    Classy player. Classy ownership. Classy organization. No matter what Steeler, Browns, Bengals, Jets or Patriots fans say. All class in the ogranization (except Ray Rice)

  8. Coach John Harbaugh says: Mar 13, 2014 9:16 PM

    greatest franchise in sports

    it’s always a great day to be alive!

  9. mrsryansfamoustoejam says: Mar 13, 2014 9:17 PM

    Where is the outrage here? The Ravens have obviously stolen from Monroe because he accepted less than top of the market money to stay were he obviously wants to be.

  10. theravenlives2 says: Mar 13, 2014 9:22 PM

    Reading the comments on this site you’d think that Baltimore is the biggest hellhole in the NFL, and that no one would ever wanna play there. Consider if you will:

    Terrell Suggs – When last season ends, he instructs his agent to get as much as he can from the Ravens, and then re-signs.

    Dennis Pitta – Could have become a free agent. Chooses not to, and re-signs with Ravens.

    Jacoby Jones – Goes to New York to visit the Giants to get an offer, gets on a plane and flies back to Baltimore and re-signs with the Ravens.

    Eugene Monroe – Says of the Ravens, “I did desire to be here. I was never at a point where I was strongly considering going anywhere else.”

    Arthur Jones = Signs with the Colts because the Ravens could afford him, and says, “It was an awesome four years in Baltimore.”

    Hey, if this is such a hellhole, why does everybody seem to wanna come back?

  11. kd75 says: Mar 13, 2014 10:07 PM

    First Jacoby, now this guy. What’s in the water down in Baltimore.

  12. Stiller43 says: Mar 13, 2014 10:14 PM

    Always easy to say that after youve resigned.

  13. rocketcrab says: Mar 13, 2014 10:14 PM

    Cuz, he knew that Baltimore was the place to be.

  14. camcameronsucks says: Mar 13, 2014 10:17 PM

    Top 10 left tackle, will go to his first pro bowl this year

  15. culturecesspool says: Mar 13, 2014 10:55 PM

    Now we have stabilized the pass protection on the left. If the right side can follow flacco will have enough time to use his big arm.

  16. sbchampsagain says: Mar 14, 2014 10:06 AM

    Eugene Monroe must have understood that his best chance to win multiple Super Bowl titles was with the nation’s team, the people’s team, THE Baltimore Ravens.
    Ca Caw!

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