Last week, the Cincinnati Bengals tried to re-sign offensive tackle Anthony Collins, but Collins took a more lucrative offer and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bengals, who also lost defensive end Michael Johnson to the Buccaneers, have been hit as hard as anyone in free agency and will have to find ways to fill some of the holes that has created for them.
The Bengals could attempt to fill the void the loss of Collins has created by signing Green Bay Packers’ offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse.
According to Adam Caplan of ESPN and Sirius XM NFL Radio, Newhouse will visit the Bengals this week.
OT Marshall Newhouse to visit the #Bengals this week, per source.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 17, 2014
Newhouse was originally the 169th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Packers.
Newhouse did not play in 2010, but became a starter in 2011, starting 13 games in 2011 and all 16 in 2012. He also started three playoff games during that span. Last season, Newhouse played in 15 games, but made just two starts.