As expected, Marshall Newhouse will have a new home next season. The unrestricted free agent tackle signed a new deal to play with the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday. None of the details in the contract have yet to be released.
Newhouse, 25, was drafted by Green Bay in the fifth-round of the 2010 draft out of Texas Christian (TCU). With the Packers, he started in 31 of his 47 games in four seasons. Last year he played in 14 games and started two. Playoffs included, Newhouse started 33 of 51 total games.
With the Bengals, Newhouse will be reunited with the quarterback he went to college with, Andy Dalton. From 2007-09, he started at left tackle at TCU, the first three seasons Dalton was starting. In Cincinnati, he will be playing behind tackles Andrew Whitworth and former first-round pick Andre Smith. The Bengals need another tackle after losing one of their own, Anthony Collins. Collins cashed in a five-year, $30 million ($15 million guaranteed) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the third day of free agent festivities.
The Packers really didn’t have any interest in re-signing Newhouse this offseason. Green Bay has depth at the tackle position and Bryan Bulaga will be returning next season after reconstructive knee surgery to line up on the right side. David Bakhtiari is of course on the left side.