Raiders release Marshall Newhouse

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The Raiders will have a new right tackle in 2018.

Marshall Newhouse made 14 starts at the position last season, but the Raiders announced on Monday that he has been released. The move clears $2.25 million in cap space for Oakland.

Newhouse was not particularly effective in those 14 starts, so the Raiders can hope to find an upgrade in free agency or the draft on the veteran. The rest of their starting offensive line remains under contract for next season.

The Raiders also officially announced the release of cornerback Sean Smith. After reports of that move emerged earlier on Monday, Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times reported that Smith will plead guilty to assault and be sentenced to one year in jail.

The Raiders also formally announced their new deal with defensive tackle Justin Ellis and the signing of wide receiver Griff Whalen.

6 responses to “Raiders release Marshall Newhouse

  1. This is great news. Newhouse was a disaster this year, one of Reggie’s worst signings.

  2. I thought Sharpe stepped in and did well at left when Penn got hurt. maybe try him at Right?

  3. He stand alone on the sidelines, he stand alone on the field. Years from now, at the HOF induction of 52, a 425 lbs Marshall will show up in support. The 2 former teammates will look at each other in the eye, and both will remember how Newhouse and the rest of the OL threw the Washington Redskins game on national tv SNF in order to spite POTUS.

  4. The Raiders should also cut Donald Penn immediately. Penn was responsible for Carr’s season-ending injury in 2016, he held out (despite having a legit contract) last year and his play was horrible in 2017. Plus he’s a cancer who along with Lynch was responsible for the Raiders’ going from 12-4 to 6-10.

    I’m not confident however that Gruden will do the right thing seeing as how Penn was one of his players in his last years in Tampa (which also reveals how old & over-the-hill Penn is).

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