Veteran is non-committal on idea of playing the right side, says he will wait for best situation
Free Agent Offensive Tackle Eugene Monroe, a player widely linked to the New York Giants since the days immediately preceding his recent release from the Baltimore Ravens, said Tuesday on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he is "in no rush" to sign with a new team.
The 29-year-old Monroe said there have been "discussions with a few teams."
"I'm weighing my options right now. I don't feel like I have to jump on one of the first opportunities that come up," Monroe said. "I'm just trying to be patient, wait on the right opportunity and also decide what's going to be the best move for my family."
The Giants, of course, are believed to have been that first team to offer him an opportunity. Monroe, who is married and has three children, is a New Jersey native.
Monroe did not directly answer when he was asked if he was willing to play right tackle, the spot where the Giants would seem most likely to utilize him if he signed with the team.
"I'm waiting on the best situation for me. What that looks like time will tell," Monroe said. "I've been playing in this league a long time, successfully so when I've been healthy. I'm in no rush."
Monroe, of course, is known for his stance on medical marijuana. He was asked whether or not he felt his push for the league to legalize its use was having an impact on his employment.
"My hope is that it does not play a role. I'm not naive to think that it can't," Monroe said. He added that the NNFL "should not test players" for marijuana and that the process is "very archaic."
Listen to the interview below.