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Eugene Monroe Turned Down Giants’ Offer To Play RT, 49ers, Seahawks & Panthers Could Be Options

Update:

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that free agent OT Eugene Monroe is expected to start making free agents as early as next week with prospective teams.

However, Fowler confirms the previous reports that Monroe plans to take his time with this process, considering that training camp is nearly six weeks away.

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Jason Cole of B/R confirms reports that free agent OT Eugene Monroe is not expected to sign with a new team at any point in the near future.

A source close to Monroe tells Cole that he plans to take his time finding a new opportunity, as he prefers to remain at left tackle, versus shifting over to the right side of the offensive line.

Interestingly enough, Cole reports that Monroe has already turned down an offer from the Giants to play right tackle.

The Giants attempted to trade for Monroe while he was still a member of the Ravens, but he wasn’t willing to accept a pay reduction based on playing right tackle. New York would like to bring in Monroe to replace Marshall Newhouse at right tackle, but it doesn’t sound like this is of interest to Monroe.

Cole mentions that the Seahawks may be the only team who could offer him the ability to play left tackle in 2016. As of now, Cole says that the Seahawks have had preliminary talks with Monroe.

Two other teams worth keeping an eye on, according to Cole, are the 49ers and Panthers. Cole mentions that Carolina could ask Michael Oher to move to right tackle, which could open up the left tackle job for Monroe.

Monroe, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2009. He spent four years in Jacksonville before he was traded to the Ravens for 2014 fourth- and fifth-round picks.

Monroe was in the third year of his five-year, $37.5 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed when the Ravens cut him in a move that freed up $6.5 million in cap space.

His 2015 season came to an end with him appearing in just six games for the Ravens and played 319 total snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.

We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.