The 29-year-old spent his lone season with the Raiders in 2017. After joining the team on a two-year, $3.5MM deal, Newhouse proceeded to play in 14 games (14 starts) for the Raiders. The lineman was set to make $1.55MM in 2018, and he could have earned another $200K via a workout bonus (via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Twitter). Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area tweets that the move will save the organization $2.25MM.
Pro Football Focus wasn’t particularly fond of the veteran’s production in 2017, ranking him 65th among 81 eligible offensive tackle candidates. For what it’s worth, the 2010 fifth-round pick battled several injuries throughout the season, which could have negatively impacted his play.
With the release of Newhouse, the Raiders could realistically be seeking some reinforcement at offensive tackle. Other than starter Donald Penn, the team is rostering David Sharpe, Vadal Alexander, Jon Feliciano, and Jylan Ware.
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