Report: Ravens acquire Jags left tackle Eugene Monroe

Oct. 2, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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BALTIMORE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens beefed up their offensive line by acquiring left tackle Eugene Monroe from Jacksonville for a package of draft choices.

Monroe will find a role in an offense that is ranked 28th in rushing offense this season with an average of 64 yards per game.

NFL sources told the Baltimore Sun Monroe would be in Baltimore Wednesday to take a physical. The trade will be finalized if he passes.

The newspaper said Monroe would compete with Bryant McKinnie for a starting job on a line that has thus far seen quarterback Joe Flacco sacked 12 times.

Monroe was taken by Jacksonville with the eighth overall draft pick in 2009 and has started 62 games in his career. The Jaguars are 0-4 this season and were expected to move rookie Luke Joeckel, the second overall pick this year, into the starting left tackle slot, and stockpile the unspecified picks it receives from Baltimore.

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