OWINGS MILLS - There is no guarantee Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe will play again this season due to a shoulder injury, coach John Harbaugh said Monday. Monroe is scheduled for an MRI this week, and the results will help determine the next step, with just four games remaining in the season.
“Between him, his doctor and his agent, he’ll just have to make a decision about whether he wants to play with it the rest of the year,” Harbaugh said during his Monday press conference.
Of the Ravens’ last 16 regular season or playoff games, Monroe has only started and finished three of them. However, Monroe still has three more years remaining on a five-year, $37.5 million contract he signed with the Ravens in 2014.
Monroe has not been the consistent contributor the Ravens expected when they traded for him in 2013. James Hurst has started most of the season at left tackle, but he has not played well enough for the Ravens to count on him as their starting left tackle moving forward.
Monroe is only 28 years old with obvious talent. Whether Monroe plays again this season or not, there will be some interesting Ravens front office conversations about the left tackle position during the offseason.