Bengals sign Marshall Newhouse


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.

43 responses to “Bengals sign Marshall Newhouse

  1. congrats to the red-headed step sisters of the afc north for another crappy signing

  2. Lol!

    Glad he’s not on the Packers anymore…Bengals fans will get used to seeing holding calls every other play or watching him get abused by any somewhat talented pass rusher.

  3. It’s not good for Cincinnati that he’s on the roster. If he’s going to be a starter, Dalton is in trouble. Major trouble.

  4. He initially showed some promise for GB, but didn’t consistently move well. Too many lapses and moments on ice skates.

  5. Good signing. Since he’s been playing for the Packers the last few seasons, he’s used to an early exit in the playoffs.

  6. Not a bad signing for just depth. This hasn’t been much activity in FA for the Bengals but then again we’re building a contender through the draft, not by signing old has beens like the mistake by the Lake.

  7. The Bengals didn’t sign this guy to be a starting tackle. He’s a back up. Back ups are not All Pros. Guys better than Newhouse end up starting somewhere. Newhouse is still young. When Anthony Collins was a back up in Cincinnati for the first few years of his career, he had the “ole” technique down as well.
    Hopefully Newhouse gets better. If he doesn’t, cut him because he’s… a back up.

  8. I hate to qualify my response, but I’m not a packer fan, I just live in Wisconsin. I’ve seen Newhouse play a lot and he really is not very good. In a back up role, he isn’t bad, but as a starter he will get Dalton killed.

  9. After another terrible start to free agency we seem to have turned the corner & are focused on the areas of need. This signing fills the need for O-line depth & the Jason Campbell move gave us an experienced QB to backup/teach/push Dalton..both good pickups, not big impact but effective.

  10. Wow, the Bengals sign a guy to compete for the 8th or 9th OL spot and people are pointing out he’s not very good – thanks for noting the obvious. He’s a camp body that does not count towards the 2015 supplemental picks, since he was cut. If he makes some strides, he gets to be on the 53; otherwise, no harm done.

    It is odd that fans of other AFCN teams are commenting considering two of the teams don’t even have a legitimate starting five yet.

  11. crownofthehelmet says:
    Mar 21, 2014 4:18 PM
    Good signing. Since he’s been playing for the Packers the last few seasons, he’s used to an early exit in the playoffs.
    How did he end up with that SB ring then?

  12. Ted Turner is great at busting on 1st round picks. But this is another piece of evidence that the man can’t hit on low rounders either… Without Schneider, the man is lost…

  13. Newhouse has proven time and time again he is toast to all defensive players who are opposite him,AR had to run for his life with him in the game as protection. no Bengals fan should ever get excited over signing this sieve of an offensive lineman because if he was any good the O line starved Packers would have signed him in a heartbeat but didnt miss a beat in letting him go,good riddance to him and good luck making him reliable in Cinn,you will need it..

  14. According to Vikings troll/homer #1, it’s another Hall of Famer loss by those pathetic Packers!


  15. LOL! What a bunch of slapd*cks. Starter or back-up–what difference does it make? The point is, somebody playing QB has a very high probability of becoming crippled on any snap that Newhouse is in the game–so why would anyone want him in ANY role?

  16. Maybe he’ll play better for Dalton. Must not have liked those discount double check commercials…

  17. Signed for depth. The Bengals never play their backup linemen though. The snap counts are routinely 100% for the 5 guys starting. Newhouse isn’t one of those guys. And all of this is assuming me makes the team over a draft pick they’ll probably be making. Put it all together and I have no real issue with the signing.

  18. I have followed Newhouse’s career as a Packer and he regressed, not very good to begin with but he definitely regressed.

    What surprises me the most is the Viking’s didn’t sign him, he met their profile, a player on the decline, a player who would be paid too much money relative to his contribution and an Ex Packer.

  19. Sacks allowed stats are going to rise in Cinci. They will also be taking a few more holding penalties. Great signing! A least he won’t be in GB anymore. Dude is a terrible O lineman.

    I hought he’d get a job as a model for someone who chisels sculptures out of granite. He is really good at just standing there wondering what to do.

  20. Good grief. OK, all you brainiacs. Andrew Whitworth is our starting left tackle. This guy will be a backup.

  21. bengalsbilly says: Mar 21, 2014 4:54 PM

    He’s a camp body that does not count towards the 2015 supplemental picks, since he was cut

    He may not count toward the supplemental picks but he wasn’t cut. His contract expired meaning he is eligible to count toward supplemental picks.

    Guys that signed for peanuts don’t factor into the equation. Since he’s a backup player (at best), peanuts may very well be the terms of the deal.

  22. He may be a great guy, I don’t know. I did get tired of his poor play game after game. He was ok early in his career if you took his youth into account. He never improved and actually got worse. Hopefully a new team, coaches and surrounding players can turn his career around.

  23. Sorry – I confused the different camp bodies that the Bengals brought in during the week. Either way, Newhouse at most would count against losing Ghee for the supplemental draft. Regardless, Pack fans sound like Colts fans last year describing Mike Pollack. Pollack worked out fairly well. Alexander has done it before. If not just cut him.

  24. The Bengals actually got worse by signing this guy. He is horrible. His nickname by fans was turnstyle and could have not blocked a wet paper bag.

  25. Bengals aren’t like the free agency champions. They know how to draft and develop players. The teams who go all out In free agency do not know how to do this.

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