The Baltimore Ravens ran out of patience waiting for their lackluster offensive line to become an effective group.
After watching the Ravens yield 12 sacks and average a scant 64 yards rushing during the first four games, general manager Ozzie Newsome obtained left tackle Eugene Monroe from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a pair of draft picks.
''It's a sign that this football team wants to win and we want to win now,'' defensive lineman Chris Canty said Wednesday. ''We're not going to accept anything less than championship performance. Hopefully he comes in here and puts us in a better position to win.''
The trade had not been formally finalized by Wednesday afternoon, so Monroe did not practice with the team. But coach John Harbaugh expects the 6-foot-5, 305-pounder to immediately challenge Bryant McKinnie for the starting job at left tackle.
''Obviously, we're bringing Eugene in to play,'' Harbaugh said. ''How soon that can happen remains to be seen. The main thing is, it makes ...