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Report: LT Eugene Monroe one of Ravens' priorities

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Matt Zenitz: "No discussions between Eugene Monroe and the #Ravens. Will test the free agent market."

Well, that's no good. He's a guy we should be prioritizing during our exclusive negotiating period. I fear if we let him test the open market, some team will offer him a deal that we can't afford to match. I'd like to think he wants to stay here, but I don't think that's something we can count on. Monroe is the most important FA we have. If we don't re-sign him, the whole scope of our offseason has to change.

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Matt Zenitz: "No discussions between Eugene Monroe and the #Ravens. Will test the free agent market."

 

 

Well, that's no good.  He's a guy we should be prioritizing during our exclusive negotiating period. I fear if we let him test the open market, some team will offer him a deal that we can't afford to match.  I'd like to think he wants to stay here, but I don't think that's something we can count on.  Monroe is the most important FA we have.  If we don't re-sign him, the whole scope of our offseason has to change.

 

I think the ravens have probably offered him a number this board would be comfortable with.  But agreed, don't really want to lose our starting LT.  Especially since I think he's a good fit for Kubiak's offense.

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I'd be furious if he doesn't come back next year.

It would end up as a complete waste of two mid round draft picks.

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Not suprised...he probably knows his value and see's where we stand with our offensive line.

 

Not to mention giving up draft picks to get him on our team for one season, he can probably name his own number.

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I want Dennis Pitta to stay too. But it sucks that we wasted like 2 mid round picks on him just for him to leave. If he leaves I think we keep Pitta. I need my Pitta Hut

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Not suprised...he probably knows his value and see's where we stand with our offensive line.

 

Not to mention giving up draft picks to get him on our team for one season, he can probably name his own number.

yeah, I got a feeling his price is too high to afford.....unfortunately.....

 

What a waste of draft picks....

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Well, we still have the franchise tag. The number would be huge, but at least we can keep him off the market. It's not ideal, but it makes no sense to trade 2 picks for the guy then let him walk without a fight.

Brandon Albert is probably the best T on the market, so he may want to wait to see what he gets.

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Just place the Franchise Tag on him to try to at most keep him here for another year. As for Pitta, there are some Tight Ends in this draft we can always take to replace him. Monroe should be a higher priority than Pitta since the OL was the main reason our offense sucked last year.

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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 

Lets pray that he does not walk although we would get a 3-4th rounder for him

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I didn't see this coming,  wonder if they gave him a number and he decided it was too low. In Eisenberg's column several weeks ago he stated if we lost Monroe we  have other options I'm not seeing them unless its Jensen he was a four year stater at Lt in college  I  hope he didn't  mean oher.

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Just place the Franchise Tag on him to try to at most keep him here for another year. As for Pitta, there are some Tight Ends in this draft we can always take to replace him. Monroe should be a higher priority than Pitta since the OL was the main reason our offense sucked last year.

I'm gonna have to disagree. Pitta is still young and has a lot of talent in him. I can't deal with Dickson. I think we should just draft a LT. Eugene Monroe will get paid big bucks else where. We can keep Pitta and maybe sign Jones long term with Leach as well. Or get rid of Leach. But whatever gotta let Ozzie choose. lol

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I'm gonna have to disagree. Pitta is still young and has a lot of talent in him. I can't deal with Dickson. I think we should just draft a LT. Eugene Monroe will get paid big bucks else where. We can keep Pitta and maybe sign Jones long term with Leach as well. Or get rid of Leach. But whatever gotta let Ozzie choose. lol

 

Problem is who would we draft at LT? Matthews and Robinson would both be long gone. Do we go Lewan who could be gone anyways? Or the dreaded Kouandjio? Do we put Martin at LT? Or we could go the FA route since we wouldn't have to worry about signing Monroe? This is going to be interesting

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Only two options:

 

1. We re-sign Monroe.

2. We don't sign Monroe but we sign Alex Mack

 

ONLY TWO OPTIONS!

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I'm gonna have to disagree. Pitta is still young and has a lot of talent in him. I can't deal with Dickson. I think we should just draft a LT. Eugene Monroe will get paid big bucks else where. We can keep Pitta and maybe sign Jones long term with Leach as well. Or get rid of Leach. But whatever gotta let Ozzie choose. lol

I'm going to have to disagree with you on this one. Pitta is 28, Monroe is 26. Top level LTs are a lot harder to find than TEs. Like someone else said, Mathews and Robinson won't be there for us, so we won't be able to replace Monroe's production in the draft. Even worse, this could lead to us keep Oher out of necessity... That's a terrible thought.

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Just place the Franchise Tag on him to try to at most keep him here for another year. As for Pitta, there are some Tight Ends in this draft we can always take to replace him. Monroe should be a higher priority than Pitta since the OL was the main reason our offense sucked last year.

 

I don't think we can feasibly afford the franchise tag.

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@BMoreBirdsNest They put up something that I didn't say. There were no negotiations during the season, but they've talked to him since then



Just to clarify, @MZenitz did NOT say there has been no contact between Monroe & Ravens. Just that he wasn't negotiating during the season.


 



@jurgenhadley @mattvensel Wasn't Vensel. A misunderstanding of what was said. Apologize for the error and just corrected it. (Ryan)


 


Well that's been debunked - changing title!


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@BMoreBirdsNest They put up something that I didn't say. There were no negotiations during the season, but they've talked to him since then

Just to clarify, @MZenitz did NOT say there has been no contact between Monroe & Ravens. Just that he wasn't negotiating during the season.

 

@jurgenhadley @mattvensel Wasn't Vensel. A misunderstanding of what was said. Apologize for the error and just corrected it. (Ryan)

 

Well that's been debunked - changing title!

 

 

Haha of course.  I would usually never quote WNST, but since it was Zenitz, I believed them.  Shame on me!

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Haha of course.  I would usually never quote WNST, but since it was Zenitz, I believed them.  Shame on me!

 

Shame on them, they put it out there!

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Shame on them, they put it out there!

 

Yeah seriously.  I knew I hated that station, but I follow them on Twitter because their interviews are usually somewhat interesting.  Guess I won't pay attention to them anymore...

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Let him go. If he only cares about money then we don't need him. Enough of the greediness.  Seattle did it with a bunch of no name brands. Time for Ozzie to step his game up. We are several parts away from winning in the post season. So get your roster together for a really brand new start. I myself could leave with a new one with a lot of promise. Especially since it may take this new regime of coaches time to gel with our players. Bye, Bye Monroe. 

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Yeah seriously.  I knew I hated that station, but I follow them on Twitter because their interviews are usually somewhat interesting.  Guess I won't pay attention to them anymore...

 

There was that good interview with Harbaugh during SB week. All of the sports stuff kind of runs together for me. Aaron Wilson is the golden standard :lol:

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Haha, I think it would be worst care scenario. Although I'm sure he does have a fair amount of leverage when it comes time to negotiate. Throwing out two draft picks to get a guy during his contract year is pretty gutsy.

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Haha, I think it would be worst care scenario. Although I'm sure he does have a fair amount of leverage when it comes time to negotiate. Throwing out two draft picks to get a guy during his contract year is pretty gutsy.

If we lose him we get a comp back.  Probably a 4th.  So really it's just one.  As opposed to signing a FA LT, you'd lose a comp pick.  Either way it's a net loss of basically a 5th in pure player terms.

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WNST is such a joke. They have a good guest once in a while, but their guys aren't very good. Not surprised this happened.

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I'm going to have to disagree with you on this one. Pitta is 28, Monroe is 26. Top level LTs are a lot harder to find than TEs. Like someone else said, Mathews and Robinson won't be there for us, so we won't be able to replace Monroe's production in the draft. Even worse, this could lead to us keep Oher out of necessity... That's a terrible thought.

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By the way to fellow posters this is how a NICE discussion should look like.
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If Monroe has a brain and a family he'll test free agency, just saying. I hope we have a plan B in place if he walks.

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If Monroe has a brain and a family he'll test free agency, just saying. I hope we have a plan B in place if he

I can't really think who has a ton of cap space and needs an LT...

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Thanks. Now i really understand why dealing draft picks is deadly to future growth. Puts us in a quandary if he and Pitta walk. But then we rebuild. And it really should start now imho.

nah, next year. 

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I would think that given Ozzie's reluctance to part with draft picks there is something in Monroe's game that the Ravens like. Age is definitely in his favor, hope we can work something out with him, need a LT or Joe's gonna take a beating (again).

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Thanks. Now i really understand why dealing draft picks is deadly to future growth. Puts us in a quandary if he and Pitta walk. But then we rebuild. And it really should start now imho.

If he and Pitta walk we'll have the cap space.  Really it's about drafting well and spending money well.  ideally you want to solve all problems in the draft, but structurally nothing is as important as drafting well.

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If Monroe has a brain and a family he'll test free agency, just saying. I hope we have a plan B in place if he walks.

 

Actually his family is from the area.  It's been reported that his wife wants him to stay.

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I can't really think who has a ton of cap space and needs an LT...

 

Dont know their cap space but the phins were listed as an option.

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I can't really think who has a ton of cap space and needs an LT...

Giants, Raiders, Broncos could go after him, Rams, Dolphins and maybe the Bills, just off the top.  There's also the Jags... hahaha

 

Teams need tackles.  I'm not even going to stress this.  What happens happens and I know a decent team will be fielded by the time the season starts.

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If he goes, we get maybe a 3rd round comp pick, so it wouldnt be a waste of a 4th and 5th either way.

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Giants, Raiders, Broncos could go after him, Rams, Dolphins and maybe the Bills, just off the top.  There's also the Jags... hahaha

 

Teams need tackles.  I'm not even going to stress this.  What happens happens and I know a decent team will be fielded by the time the season starts.

Cap space is the caveat.  Broncos are tight on cap.  So are Rams.

Miami and Green Bay are the only ones with tons of Cap to throw around who need an LT I can find.  Miami is the likely the one to spend foolishly.  Can see GB spending more than they have to.

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Actually his family is from the area.  It's been reported that his wife wants him to stay.

 

And you know what they say about a happy wife

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Cap space is the caveat.  Broncos are tight on cap.  So are Rams.

Miami and Green Bay are the only ones with tons of Cap to throw around.

 

The Broncos also wouldn't invest that kind of money into a RT either since they have Clady. And the Raiders have their own guy who they like and will probably re-sign.

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The Broncos also wouldn't invest that kind of money into a RT either since they have Clady. And the Raiders have their own guy who they like and will probably re-sign.

Yeah, Green Bay and Miami are the only teams that fit.  So between Monroe and Albert hopefully we can sign one of them.  Ideally Monroe.

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Yeah, Green Bay and Miami are the only teams that fit.  So between Monroe and Albert hopefully we can sign one of them.  Ideally Monroe.

 

I think we keep Monroe. We will tag him if we have to. I think the Raider's guy is fairly decent as well if by some chance he hits the market and we lose Monroe.

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I think we keep Monroe. We will tag him if we have to. I think the Raider's guy is fairly decent as well if by some chance he hits the market and we lose Monroe.

He's not hitting the Market.  Raiders have 70 Million dollar in capspace.  They can tage him 3 times and it'd hardly make a dent

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He's not hitting the Market.  Raiders have 70 Million dollar in capspace.  They can tage him 3 times and it'd hardly make a dent

 

True they like him a lot

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