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Bengals bench Marshall Newhouse and start Clint Boling at right tackle

The Cincinnati Bengals have benched Marshall Newhouse and moved left guard Clint Boling to right tackle... at least for the time being. Mike Pollak will start at left guard and the recently-signed Eric Winston is active against the Steelers.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have benched offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse for Sunday's game against the PIttsburgh Steelers. Clint Boling, who has started 43 games at left guard, will make his first start at right tackle while Mike Pollak replaces Boling at left guard.

In truth, this has been in development since Newhouse has struggled with an overall Pro Football Focus grade of -12.6 over his last four games -- three starts. He's credited with a quarterback sack allowed and 13 quarterback disruptions over that span.

Cincinnati experimented with the move last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, allowing Boling to play right tackle for nearly 20 plays and most of the second quarter. Boling also played a down at right tackle against the Texans, when Andre Smith suffered a torn tricep and Newhouse left when he suffered a beefy finger in the eye.

The Bengals also signed veteran Eric Winston and he's listed as "active" for Sunday.