BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots continue to make changes to their offensive line. On Wednesday, the team signed veteran tackle Marshall Newhouse.
Newhouse, 30, was a fifth-round pick in 2010 for the Packers, where he played for four seasons. He’s also been on the Bengals, Giants, Raiders, Bills, Panthers and most recently the Saints, who released him before the start of this season. He’s played in 114 games, starting 72 of them.
Football fans may remember him for his spectacular fumble on Monday Night Football two years ago.
New England’s starting right tackle, Marcus Cannon, suffered a shoulder injury late in Sunday night’s win over the Steelers. Though that injury is not expected to keep Cannon out long-term, the team clearly sought to add a reinforcement for the time being.
With Isaiah Wynn starting on the left side, the right tackle spot figures to be filled in Cannon’s absence by either Newhouse or Korey Cunningham, who was acquired on Aug. 29.