Offensive tackle Eugene Monroe will be one of the top available players when the 2014 NFL free agency period begins next week. The Baltimore Ravens, who completed a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars to bring Monroe on board, would like to re-sign the offensive tackle, but his asking price may be too high.
According to the Carroll County Times, Monroe is seeking $10 million per year.
Per a source, Monroe wants a long-term deal that averages around $10M annually. The Ravens want him for closer to $8M or $9M per year
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) March 7, 2014
The problem for Baltimore is that they are only willing to offer $8 million per year at this stage in negotiations, so they will run the danger of losing Monroe once he hits the open market on Tuesday.
Since the Ravens were willing to give up 2014 fourth- and fifth-round picks to acquire Monroe during the season, you would have to imagine the team would open up the check book to keep him on board so we will have to wait and see if they decide to give up more than they initially plan to.
If Monroe hits free agency, the Miami Dolphins are expected to actively pursue him.
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