Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/1/13

JACKSONVILLE, FL - 2009: Eugene Monroe of the Jacksonville Jaguars poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by NFL Photos)
The Ravens have acquired offensive tackle Eugene Monroe from the Jacksonville Jaguars according to league sources. Terms of the deal were not available Tuesday night. Monroe is a starting left tackle and will likely be competing with Bryant McKinnie for a starting spot on the Ravens offensive line. McKinnie was signed to a two-year contract worth $6.3 million including a $2 million signing bonus in May. However McKinnie reported to training camp overweight for the second year in a row and wasn’t immediately cleared to practice. He has started every game this season but has not drawn much praise. Monroe is under contract through 2014 with a base salary of $3.8 million this season and $2.562 million in 2014. The Ravens rank 28th in rushing offense averaging 64 yards per game. And quarterback Joe Flacco has been sacked a dozen times. The motivation for Jaguars general manager David Caldwell would be to acquire all the draft pick ammunition he can get to try to upgrade the roster.
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