With the first wave of the NFL’s free agency period over, the Cincinnati Bengals have begun to make moves to add depth by signing the more affordable second wave of players. These are often aging players, or talented players who have, for whatever reason, not made it with previous teams. The latest addition is offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse, formerly with the Green Bay Packers.
Newhouse was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. At 6’3 and 326 lbs, he brings good size, and he is versatile as well, possessing the ability to play tackle and guard. This ability to move into different spots likely figured greatly into the decision to bring him to Cincinnati. The former TCU star, and former teammate of quarterback Andy Dalton, has 31 career starts in his three years as a professional, but only started twice in 2013, despite injuries to starters in Green Bay.
The Bengals love to bring in experienced players with starts under their belt, especially when they can sign them cheaply. It gives the Bengals some needed depth, and Newhouse a chance to rehabilitate his career. The details of the deal haven’t been announced, but it seems like a win for both parties in this case.