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Marshall Newhouse Signs with Cincinnati Bengals in Free Agency

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Marshall Newhouse Signs with Cincinnati Bengals in Free Agency

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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Ibleedgreenmore's picture

Good news all the way around, Pack fans can sleep better now.

Allan Murphy's picture

wow hes not even average .

4thand1's picture

Ted the genius will get a few extra picks in a really deep draft class. I read an article of how TT is way ahead of the game when getting extra picks. Even if he gets a 7th for Newhouse , its a win.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

Next years draft is really deep?

Imma Fubared's picture

Was Sherrod part of he deal too?

jeremyjjbrown's picture

It would be interesting to see exactly what value TT has gotten out of these compensatory picks. It would be a story that is possible to write up because you can't trade the compensatory picks. So in theory the packers lost X players and received X players per year in return.

BubbaOne's picture

I get your point but it's more nuanced. TT may have traded up or back w/ his other picks knowing he had comp picks in certain rounds.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

That's a small fragment of what I was suggesting. But, still interesting.

The TKster's picture

Addition by subtraction, says I.

ballark's picture

Sitton (arguably our best o-lineman) and Daniels (arguably our best d-lineman) both came through compensatory picks. These picks matter.

HankScorpio's picture

Was Newhouse a good pick or not? I can't decide. He was a 5th that stayed on the roster for 4 years and started a bunch. But he played bad enough that his departure is greeted with cheers, not jeers.

I'd be interested in reading the opinion of others on that question.

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