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Mike Preston: Practice observations and the real reason Ravens are trying to trade Eugene Monroe

Mike Preston: Practice observations and the real reason Ravens are trying to trade Eugene Monroe

I don’t have a problem with the Ravens trying to trade veteran left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe. The move is inevitable.

Monroe can insinuate that the Ravens want to get rid of him because of his advocacy for the use of medical marijuana, but that’s not the major reason. They no longer want him because he missed 17 of 34 games during the past 2 1/2 years, and had become one of the team’s most-disgruntled players.

It’s one thing when a head coach or members of the coaching staff question a player’s work ethic, but it’s really different when teammates start having the same thoughts.

Monroe has reached that point...

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