In Week 7, the Bengals’ only gave up two sacks against the Colts defense.
Over the course of the whole game, the offense sputtered, and the offensive line sputtered with it. Multiple penalties on the offensive line, especially from the right side, weighed the team down.
The Bengals’ big free agency addition, Xavier Su’a-filo, has only played in one game this season due to an injury. Since then, the right guard spot has been a carousel. Billy Price and Fred Johnson both played, but to little avail. The Bengals’ current right guard, Alex Redmond, started the week he was signed off the practice squad.
If the Bengals want to sign an new offensive lineman and breathe new life into this team, who is out there?
The Bengals reunited with Margus Hunt, so why not reunite with Marshall Newhouse as well?
Newhouse played in 15 games for the Bengals in 2014, five of which he started. Interestingly enough, Cincinnati is the only place where he has played right guard.
Newhouse has played for 6 other teams, mostly at left tackle. He has played right tackle and left guard at other spots, but he could fill in at pretty much any position.
He was a fifth round pick by the Packers in 2010. Injuries have kept him from holding a job for too long, though. He’s 32 years old, so he would definitely be a short term solution.
He last played for the Patriots with a 62.5 PFF grade. That’s not great by normal standards, but by Bengals’ standards, that’s pretty good.
Greg Robinson was the second overall pick in 2014, but hasn’t played like a first rounder.
Robinson would be a younger alternative, as he is only 27. But he has only played left tackle, so he would need to make a position change if the Bengals sign him.
His last season was last year in Cleveland, where he earned a 66.3 PFF grade.
Josh Kline is a Mason, Ohio native who went undrafted in 2013. He played for the Patriots for three years, then played for the Titans for another three.
Since going to Tennessee, he started 59 games over the last four season. His last season was in Minnesota, and he only committed three penalties and gave up two sacks in 733 snaps played.
Kline is almost 31, but has plenty of experience at right guard, which a spot the Bengals could definitely upgrade.
The Seahawks drafted Britt in the second round of the 2014 draft, and he was from day one until they released him this offseason. Britt has played center for the last few years, but has played both guard spots so he could be a great plug-and-play option for the Bengals.
Britt only played in eight games last season, but he only had one penalty and two sacks in over 500 snaps.