The Bills Sign RT Marshall Newhouse

03/19/2018
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The Buffalo Bills signed free agent tackle Marshall Newhouse to a one-year deal.

A former 5th round pick by the Packers in 2010 played his first three seasons in Green Bay, of which he started at LT in two and was a part of their SB XLV team. Newhouse also played for the Bengals, Giants, and finally the Raiders last season.

The TCU product (6’4″, 328 lbs) has played in 100 NFL games in his career, of which he started 70. He does offer some versatility, having played both tackle positions over the course of his career. He played right tackle in Oakland in 2017 (#73).

 

Helps the guard gain leverage then climbs to the second level on the outside zone run

 

He is another offensive lineman that Juan Castillo will love because he has tremendous arm length, measuring in at 34″ and 10 1/4″ hands.

 

But Newhouse is coming off of one of his worst seasons in his career and was considered by many as the weak link in an otherwise very reliable pass protecting offensive line in Oakland. Per Pro Football Focus, the Oakland Raiders’ offensive line was 3rd overall in pass blocking efficiency (82.3), as they gave up 133 total pressures in 592 passing plays. Buffalo was ranked #2 in pass blocking efficiency at 83.

Newhouse has struggled the most in pass protection his entire career, and 2017 wasn’t any different. He surrendered 8 sacks, 3 QB hits, and 27 QB hurries.

 

He’s slow out of his stance, which allows DT Derek Wolfe to hold him; takes a bad line in his kick slide to meet Von Miller, which leads to a sack

 

By all accounts, Newhouse is a great teammate and sounds like a process guy, with good attitude. He appears to be a depth signing at best.

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