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Free Agent OT Eugene Monroe In Talks With A Few Teams, Won’t Jump At First Opportunity

Free agent OT Eugene Monroe mentioned during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that he’s spoken to a few teams, but doesn’t feel like he has to jump at the first opportunity.

“After the Ravens released me, some interest sprung up,” Monroe said. “We’ve been in discussions with a few teams, but this is very new. I’ve been released and it’s been just a short amount of time since that happened. I’m weighing my options right now. I don’t feel like I have to jump on one of the first opportunities that come up.

Joel Corry interprets Monroe’s comments as though he may not have the kind of offers he’s looking for right now.

A few weeks ago, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported that Monroe is expected to start making free agents with prospective teams at some point in the near future. However, Monroe has made it clear that he plans to take his time with this process, considering that training camp is nearly still several weeks away.

Reports have said that Monroe turned down an offer from the Giants, due to their preference to have him play right tackle.

The Seahawks, 49ers and Panthers have been tossed out as teams to watch 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.

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