Former Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe says he is still weighing his options following his release from the team on June 15.
Speaking on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Tuesday, Monroe said he wanted to make a smart decision on his NFL future, rather than just a fast one.
“After the Ravens released me, shortly after, some interest sprung up,” Monroe said.
“We’ve been in discussions with a few teams, but this is very new. I’ve been released, and it’s been just a short amount of time since this happened. So I’m weighing my options right now. I don’t feel like I have to jump on one of the first opportunities that come up. I’m just trying to be patient, wait on the right opportunity, and also just decide what’s going to be the best move for my family. I have a wife and three children. There’s a lot more at stake than simply just jumping on a deal.”
The Giants reportedly offered Monroe a contract shortly after the Ravens released him.
However, the Giants were looking for Monroe to play right tackle, and Monroe prefers the left side.
Asked if he would play right tackle, Monroe said, “I’m waiting on the best situation for me. What that looks like, time will tell. I’ve been playing in this league for a long time, successfully so, especially when I’ve been healthy. I’m in no rush, but I’m certainly very respectful of the opportunity that I’ve been presented with. By no means am I purposely dragging anyone along. However, I’m going into my eighth year in the NFL, and I want to make a wise decision.”
There has been speculation that some teams would shy away from Monroe, due to his outspoken support for the use of medical marijuana.
However, Monroe is clearly not panicking about finding his next team.