The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Friday that they signed former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse in free agency.
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, so it's difficult to gauge whether Newhouse could garner the Packers a compensatory draft choice in 2015.
Teams that lose more unrestricted free agents than they sign (of comparable value) receive compensation in the form of draft choices with rounds to be determined at the NFL owners meetings in 2015.
This upcoming week, the Packers will learn what draft choices they will receive for losing wide receiver Greg Jennings and linebacker Erik Walden in free agency a year ago at the owners meetings in Orlando.
The Packers have already set themselves up to receive two draft choices for losing wide receiver James Jones and offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith to the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Bucaneers respectively.
Because the free agents the Packers have signed—Julius Peppers and Letroy Guion—were released by their former teams, they do not count in the compensatory draft choice formula.
Green Bay did not appear to make much of an effort to re-sign Newhouse after two years spent as the team's starting left tackle in 2011 and 2012 and a sharp decline in his play as a backup in 2013.
Newhouse started 33 games, including playoffs, as part of his four-year career with the Packers.
In Cincinnati, Newhouse is reunited with the same quarterback he protected in college at TCU in Andy Dalton.
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