Patriots reportedly sign Marshall Newhouse, adding much-needed depth at tackle and stabilizing the offensive line
The Patriots add offensive line depth with Newhouse, who they worked out earlier in the week
The New England Patriots continued their busy week of transactions, adding a veteran offensive lineman to the roster in the wake of their trade of Demaryius Thomas to the New York Jets. Per ESPN's Field Yates, the Patriots signed Marshall Newhouse after working out the veteran offensive tackle Tuesday.
The Patriots adding Newhouse was a necessity after starting right tackle Marcus Cannon had to leave Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers with a shoulder injury. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Cannon's injury "is not considered anything season-ending, or long-term in nature," but he's expected to miss some time. New England did not have a backup tackle on the game-day roster once Cannon went down since they deactivated Kory Cunningham, moving starting left guard Joe Thuney to right tackle. Jermaine Eluemunor moved to left guard with Thuney to right tackle.
The Patriots can insert Newhouse at right tackle and keep Thuney at left guard, thereby not moving multiple positions on the offensive line to compensate for one injury. If Newhouse isn't ready to go, Cunningham, the No. 3 tackle, could start at right tackle with Newhouse providing depth.
New England has four tackles on its roster: Starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn, Newhouse, Cunningham, and Cannon.
A fifth-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2010, Newhouse has started 72 games for five different teams. He started just two games in 2018, both for the Carolina Panthers, while also playing three games for the Buffalo Bills. He was released by the New Orleans Saints last month.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Join our Free $1,000,000 Parlay Challenge
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice.
Brown says he is done with the league because owners can get out of paying guaranteed money...
Kirk Cousins has a chance to put up big numbers against the Raiders' secondary
The Colts host the Falcons in their first home game without Andrew Luck
Two of the league's best square off at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday
There's no reason for you to miss the action with the Dolphins try to shock the world