Bills to sign Russell Bodine and Marshall Newhouse

Bills beef up offensive line

Newhouse is a veteran journeyman who most recently played for the Raiders.

While the Bengals made a move to trade for Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn, who should at least represent an upgrade over Cedric Ogbuehi, but is far from the Pro Bowl pedigree of his successor in Whitworth, the offensive line still has some big question marks.

With the two signings, the Bills addressed what were clear concerns in terms of their offensive line depth.

As Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported, the Buffalo Bills are hosting free-agent offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse on a visit Monday.

Newhouse, 29, was released by Oakland last week after starting 14 games in the 2017 season.

The need for Bodine came after long-time starter Eric Wood suffered a career-ending neck injury that wasn't discovered until his end of season physical, forcing him into an early retirement.

Newhouse agreed to a one-year contract and has seven seasons of National Football League experience split over four teams. He is expected to push Jordan Mills for the starting right tackle job. Bodine proved reliable not missing a single game but it's time for head coach Marvin Lewis and the Bengals organization to find some real fixes along the offensive line. Andy Dalton has struggled over the past couple of seasons, especially a year ago, in part because of this.



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