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Ravens Not Expected To Release OT Eugene Monroe, Despite Drafting Ronnie Stanley

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Ravens are not expected to release veteran OT Eugene Monroe, despite using the No. 6 overall pick on Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley.

In fact, Rapoport mentions that the Ravens could elect to use Stanley at guard during his rookie season. Beyond that, there’s always the chance that they could sustain an injury and keeping Monroe around would at least ensure that they have depth at tackle.

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.

However, Ravens officials declined to comment on Monroe’s future last night.

Monroe, 28, 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 $2.1 million in cap space while creating $6.6 million in dead money. However, designating him as a post-June 1 release would boost their cap savings to $6.5 million.

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.