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Ravens likely to trade or cut Eugene Monroe

The left tackle struggled with injuries a year ago, only playing in six games.

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Eugene Monroe will likely be looking for a new home by the end of the week.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Ravens will be parting ways with the veteran, either trading or releasing him.

Monroe has been in the news for his stance on medical marijuana usage. The eight-year veteran has pushed for the legalization of medical marijuana as a way to treat injuries for NFL players. Monroe spoke about his efforts and the reaction from others in an interview with MSNBC.

"We hear former players speak openly about it, but active players don’t and it’s time that people know the climate of what’s going on and the dire need for it to change," Monroe told MSNBC. 

Monroe is not shy about his beliefs and his efforts show his commitment. Earlier this year, the left tackle donated $80,000 towards research at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania for examining the effects of medical marijuana on NFL players. His personal website also advocates for the usage of cannabinoids, using reports and statistics to support his argument.  

The Ravens have not backed the comments made by Monroe. When asked about Monroe's comments in March, coach John Harbaugh said the lineman "does not speak for the organization," the Baltimore Sun reported.

Monroe frequently advocates for the cause on Twitter and recently discussed his relationship with the organization.

Harbaugh told media Tuesday that teams were inquiring about Monroe, and that General Manager and Executive Vice President Ozzie Newsome would handle the situation.

Monroe started in all six games he played in a year ago, although he dealt with several injuries, including a concussion in week one. 

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