Harbaugh would only say Friday that Monroe is out for Sunday’s game.
“Any other announcements beyond that season-wise ... a decision has been made but I don't think it's really up for me to announce it at this time,” Harbaugh said. “We'll let Eugene or [general manager Ozzie Newsome] to announce what the plans are for that."
Monroe, who has been sidelined with myriad injuries over the past two seasons, started just six of the Ravens’ first 12 games this year, and finished only three of them. Dating to last year, he has started and finished just three of the Ravens’ past 16 games, and has been sideline for 13 of the team’s 30 games since 2014, including both of last year’s playoff contests.
Assuming he is done for this year, Monroe will have started 17 of the Ravens’ 34 games since the team signed him to a five-year, $37.5 million contract extension following the 2013 season.
Cutting Monroe, 28, would leave $6.6 million in “dead money” on the Ravens’ salary cap. However, the Ravens have grown frustrated with the offensive tackle’s inability to stay on the field, and could decide that it’s time to move on to try to get another left tackle in either the draft or free agency.
Other moves possible
The Ravens have until 4 p.m. Saturday to make adjustments to their 53-man roster before it’s set before Sunday’s game. The deadline figures to provide a good indication as to whether quarterback Matt Schaub will play Sunday.
If it looks like he won’t, the Ravens will promote practice squad quarterback Bryn Renner to the active roster to give them two healthy quarterbacks.
The Ravens also have the option of promoting former Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews from the practice squad. Matthews, waived by the Seahawks last month, would be a logical replacement if Marlon Brown goes on injured reserve. Brown is expected to miss a third consecutive game with a back injury.
Crockett Gillmore (back) is doubtful to play Sunday while fellow tight end Maxx Williams has passed all the concussion tests and is probable. Cornerback Jimmy Smith (knee) was added to the injury report, but he’s also probable. … Ravens running back Buck Allen said he was looking forward to greeting Seahawks coach Pete Carroll either before or after Sunday’s game. As the coach at Southern California, Carroll offered Allen a scholarship when he was still in ninth grade. Allen arrived at USC a year after Carroll left for the NFL. “He offered me my first scholarship, so my hat will always go off to him; my respect, too,” Allen said. … Former Ravens standouts Jonathan Ogden, Todd Heap and Tony Siragusa were at the Ravens’ practice Friday. Siragusa is part of the Fox team that will broadcast the game Sunday. … WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart watched part of the Ravens’ practice Friday.