Ravens agree to terms with Eugene Monroe, solidifying left tackle spot
BALTIMORE -- Fulfilling their top free agent priority, the Ravens on Tuesday agreed to a five-year deal with left tackle Eugene Monroe, the first step in an expected offensive line makeover. Monroe, whom the Ravens acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars in October for fourth- and fifth-round picks, was considered one of the top left tackles on the free-agent market. However, the Ravens were able to lock him up to a five-year, $37.5 million deal not long after the market opened at 4 p.m. EDT. According to a source, the deal includes an $11 million signing bonus and $19 million in guarantee money. It averages $7.5 million per year. "I'm excited, man," Monroe said in a phone interview ...