Former UVa OLs Ink New Deals on First Day of Free Agency

Former Virginia offensive lineman Eugene Monroe will remain a Baltimore Raven after signing with the team on the first day of NFL free agency for the 2014 season. Monroe's new contract is reportedly worth $37.5 million over five years.

After his career at UVa, Monroe was the eighth overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2009 NFL draft. He spent four full seasons in Jacksonville and was traded to the Ravens, where he started 11 games at left tackle in 2013.

The Associated Press is reporting that another former Cavalier offensive lineman, Branden Albert, has signed on with the Miami Dolphins. A source told the AP that the Pro Bowl left tackle has agreed to a five-year contract worth more than $45 million.

Albert was drafted 15th overall by the Chiefs in 2008 after his time at Virginia and spent the last six seasons in Kansas City.

The left tackle would move into the position played at the start of last season by Jonathan Martin, who left the Dolphins in October and alleged he was harassed by teammates.


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