“My understanding right now is that teams are inquiring about Eugene,” Harbaugh said after Tuesday’s practice. “And when you’re in that kind of a situation and there is a possibility of those kinds of things happening, you’re pretty much obligated to pull back and not practice a guy.”
“That’s where it’s at right now,” Harbaugh said. “It’s in Ozzie’s hands.”
According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens appear to be moving on from veteran OT Eugene Monroe by either trading him or releasing him outright.
Zrebiec adds that the situation could be sorted out at some point in the near future.
Monroe was absent for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, which is interesting considering that he has been medically cleared to play following a shoulder injury.
The Ravens No. 6 overall pick on Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley and HC John Harbaugh has said that he expects Stanley to win the job this summer.
Shortly after the Ravens took Stanley, speculation began to surface that Monroe could be the odd-man-out in Baltimore, seeing has they could pick up some cap room by releasing him.
Monroe, 29, is in the third year of his five-year, $37.5 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $7.7 million in 2016, but the contract includes no guaranteed this year.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Monroe would free up $6.5 million in cap space while creating $2.2 million in dead money.
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’ll have more regarding Monroe’s future with the Ravens as the news is available.