Now that the Ravens have decided not to designate offensive tackle Eugene Monroe as their franchise player, negotiations between the two sides are slated to continue.
It would have cost the Ravens $11.654 million on a one-year franchise tag for Monroe, an expensive proposition.
With that decision, though, the clock is ticking toward March 11, when Monroe is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. NFL teams can start talking with Monroe, one of the top free-agent tackles along with Kansas City Chiefs lineman Branden Albert, during the legal tampering period that begins Saturday.
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