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Ravens, Eugene Monroe not on same page; other news, notes and opinions

Ravens, Eugene Monroe not on same page; other news, notes and opinions

It’s easy to look at the five-year, $37.5 million extension that the Ravens gave left tackle Eugene Monroe in March 2014 and declare it a colossal mistake by general manager Ozzie Newsome. Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. However, let’s not forget that the deal was widely applauded when it went down.

The Ravens had been having left tackle issues since Jonathan Ogden retired. After the yearly drama involving Bryant McKinnie, they needed stability at the position and Monroe appeared to be just the man to provide it.

He missed only three games because of injury in his first four seasons in the NFL. He...

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