Eugene Monroe doesn't expect extension talks with Jaguars

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

If the Jacksonville Jaguars don't get a new deal done with Eugene Monroe, they may lose their left tackle to free agency next offseason.

Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Eugene Monroe doesn't expect to engage in contract-extension talks with his team, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Monroe hasn't spoken with general manager Dave Caldwell, per O'Halloran.

Monroe is entering the final year of his rookie contract, which he signed after the Jaguars selected him with the eighth-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. That deal is worth $26.25 million and has paid Monroe an average of $5.25 million per season. This season's round of free agency has featured a couple of tackles signing new deals with their original teams, as Alfie Crow at Big Cat Country explains, which should give Jacksonville an idea of what a long-term deal for Monroe could look like.

Monroe has been a solid contributor on a bad Jaguars offensive line. Jacksonville gave up 50 sacks and 103 quarterback hits in 2012, both of which were third-most in the NFL. The line wasn't much better at opening holes in the running game, as Jaguar running backs averaged 3.8 yards per carry, ranking 25th in the league.

Despite those bad numbers, Monroe was one of the NFL's best left tackles. He ranked fifth, allowing five sacks over the course of the season, and his seven QB hits allowed ranked eighth in the league. Pro Football Focus tabbed Monroe as the tenth-best player at his position last season, giving him a +21 grade.

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