Ravens place Eugene Monroe on injured reserve

After an injury-plagued season where he dealt with a shoulder injury, Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe was placed on injured reserve Saturday. Monroe declined a simple restructure proposed by the team during the offseason of his five-year, $37.5 million contract that includes $17 million guaranteed where he wouldn't have lost money, according to league sources, disappointing team officials. His future with the team is in doubt because of his injuries and his performance. Monroe has been out for the past two games. He may need shoulder surgery. He played in only six games and had concussion, shoulder and knee injuries this season. James Hurst will start in his place. The Ravens cut offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson, promoted quarterback Bryn Renner from the practice squad to the active roster with Jimmy Clausen expected to start at quarterback with starter Matt Schaub injured. The Ravens promoted wide receiver Chris Matthews from the practice squad and re-signed safety Nick Perry to the practice squad. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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