At TCU, Marshall Newhouse was the starting left tackle who protected Andy Dalton’s blind side for three seasons. Now Newhouse will get to protect Dalton again.
The Bengals announced on Friday that Newhouse has signed. The signing had been expected after Newhouse visited Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Newhouse was the Packers’ fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft. After not playing at all as a rookie, he earned a starting job in 2011 and 2012. But in 2013 he lost his spot in the starting lineup and was used as a backup in Green Bay.
Cincinnati needs to beef up the offensive line after losing starting left tackle Anthony Collins in free agency and releasing starting center Kyle Cook. Newhouse provides depth where the Bengals need it.