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Outspoken ex-Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe retires from football

Outspoken ex-Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe retires from football

Five weeks after he was released by the Ravens, offensive tackle Eugene Monroe has decided to retire rather than sign elsewhere and resume his NFL career.

Monroe, 29, made the announcement Thursday morning in a first-person account on the Players’ Tribune. While several teams, including the New York Giants, were believed to be interested in signing him, Monroe wrote that it was time to put his health and family first.

“I’m leaving the sport I love — the sport that has consumed my existence for the last 18 years — to start a new life,” Monroe wrote....

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