Menelik’s deal comes on the heels of now-former Raider tackle Menelik Watson‘s decision to sign with Denver earlier Friday. Like Watson, Newhouse has functioned as a swing tackle throughout his career. Newhouse’s first stop was with the Packers, who drafted him in 2010 – when now-Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was in their front office.
In stints with the Pack, Bengals and Giants, the six-year veteran totaled 86 appearances and 56 starts. He has started in all of his appearances in two separate seasons – 2012 and 2015 – but only in six of 10 games last year. Pro Football Focus ranked Newhouse 46th among 78 O-tackles in 2016.
In Oakland, the 28-year-old Newhouse should serve as quality depth behind the team’s starting bookends, left tackle Donald Penn and right tackle Austin Howard. Penn is known for his durability, having never missed a regular-season game in his decadelong career, though Howard has sat out a combined eight games since 2015.
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