Baltimore Ravens: 3 Former Players Still Being Paid In 2017
Eugene Monroe was traded to the Ravens from the Jaguars during the 2013 season. He came in to replace left tackle Bryant McKinnie, who’s services were no longer needed by the team. Monroe finished out the season strong and earned a big contract. After signing the contract, injuries plagued the left tackle and his time in Baltimore became short lived. He only started 11 games in 2014 and 4 in 2015. Frustration began to boil and a move needed to be made.
The Ravens tried to trade Monroe in the summer of 2016, but talks fell through. He was eventually released before the start of the season. According to Ravens staff report Ryan Mink, the move freed up $6.5 million in cap space at the time, but the Ravens would have to suffer from dead money in 2017. The time has finally come and that is exactly the case.
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Monroe will be receiving a good chunk of money this season. The Ravens owe him $4.4 million in 2017. That is around 2% of their total cap space. This money is left over from a 5 year deal that Monroe signed in 2014. Obviously this hurts the Ravens significantly. $4 million is a lot to pay a player that is not in the league anymore.