Bengals confirm OT Marshall Newhouse visit

Jamie Squire

For the Pro Football Focus buffs out there, Newhouse had a ranking near the bottom of 2014 free agent offensive tackles. His -9.7 brings some concern for a team bringing him in, but his 250 snaps played is a much smaller snapshot than that of other players.

The Cincinnati Bengals announced that offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse has completed his visit with the team on Tuesday. The scheduled visit had been reported late Monday afternoon by NFL Insider Adam Caplan. If the Bengals sign him, he'd be a depth player that would fight for a spot on the 53-man roster later this summer.

For those unfamiliar with Newhouse, he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2011 draft out of TCU. He has played both tackle spots and guard in his three seasons, with 29 starts in his first two seasons--including 16 at left tackle in 2012. He seemed to fall into the Packers' doghouse last season with only two starts last season and was primarily a backup option.

For the Pro Football Focus buffs out there, Newhouse had a ranking near the bottom of 2014 free agent offensive tackles. His -9.7 brings some concern for a team bringing him in, but his 250 snaps played is a much smaller snapshot than that of other players. He was the 114th-ranked offensive tackle overall.

One such poor performance came where Newhouse was thrown in at guard, which wasn't his primary position, on Thanksgiving against the Lions. Ndamukong Suh had his way with Newhouse that afternoon when the entire Packers team was run out of Ford Field.

(Anthony Cosenza contributed to this report)

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