When Ravens right tackle Rick Wagner gets into his stance Sunday and squares off with Cincinnati Bengals veteran defensive end Wallace Gilberry, Eugene Monroe fully expects him to be ready.
Installed as the new starter after the departure of Michael Oher to the Tennessee Titans, Wagner has drawn positive reviews for the upgrades he's made in his blocking techniques and strength.
"I think Rick's going to be solid," said Monroe, the Ravens' left tackle. "He's worked his butt off. He's done really well. I'm glad we have him. He's going to be good."
A year ago, Wagner was forced into his first NFL game on an emergency basis when Oher sprained his...