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Giants Trying To Sign OT Eugene Monroe, 49ers & Seahawks Also Options

Update:

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the 49ers have shown “preliminary interest” in free agent LT Eugene Monroe.

  • According to Anderson, the Seahawks have also discussed the idea of possibly signing Monroe.
  • Anderson adds that Monroe’s preference is to stay at left tackle, which does not match all that well with the NFL teams who have expressed the most interest at this point in time.

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Dan Graziano reports that the Giants have been in contact with Eugene Monroe‘s agent since he was released, and the team is interested in signing the veteran tackle.

According to Graziano, Monroe’s plan as of now is to take a couple of days to assess other interest and then possibly schedule a visit or two early next week.

Monroe would prefer to play left tackle, but isn’t ruling out moving to right tackle. The Giants would prefer to keep Ereck Flowers at left tackle and bring in Monroe to play on the right side, per Graziano.

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Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that the Giants began their pursuit of LT Eugene Monroe just moments after he was released by the Ravens Wednesday afternoon.

According to Vacchiano, the Giants believe there’s a “decent chance” they can sign Monroe. However, a source mentioned that Monroe has no plans to rush the process in finding his next team.

New York has been linked to a number of offensive tackles throughout the offseason, but they’ve yet add anyone. Vacchiano considering Monroe to be an “ideal” option for Giants, as they look for potential ways of replacing Marshall Newhouse at right tackle.

While the Giants spoke to the Ravens about trading for Monroe, a team source tells Vacchiano that they had “very preliminary talks” with Baltimore, and characterized their overall interest as just “lukewarm.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned that the Giants, Chargers and Seahawks are all teams to watch as potential landing spots 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 while creating $2.2 million in dead money. Baltimore will also assume another $4.4 million in dead money next year

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.

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