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Patriots Reportedly Sign Veteran OL Marshall Newhouse

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 04:  Teammates watch as Marshall Newhouse #71 of the Carolina Panthers prepares to spike the football after a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Carolina Panthers | Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Desperate for some help on the offensive line, the New England Patriots brought in veteran guard Marshall Newhouse for a workout this week.

And it would appear that Bill Belichick and Co. were pleased with how the big man looked on the gridiron, as ESPN's Field Yates has reported the Pats have signed him.

Newhouse has been a journeyman for the majority of his eight seasons in the NFL. He spent most of camp with the Saints after signing with the organization back in May. However, he failed to make Sean Payton's final 53-man roster.

In 2018, the TCU product appeared in three games with the Bills before he was offloaded to protect Cam Newton in Carolina, where he made two starts in 11 cameos. Prior to that he spent time with the Packers, Bengals, Giants and Raiders.

New England's starting right tackle Marcus Cannon suffered a shoulder injury late in the the team's Sunday night win over the Steelers. The ailment isn't expected to keep Cannon sidelined long term, but signing Newhouse provides a competent rotational piece for the Pats offense in his absence while he recovers.