After just one season with the team, the Raiders have cut starting right tackle Marshall Newhouse. The 7-year veteran tackle started 14 games at right tackle for the Raiders in 2017 after signing a 2-year deal.
Newhouse gave up 38 pressures last season which led the Raiders offensive line that otherwise provided stellar pass protection. He was most well known for scooping up a fumble and trying to run with it only to get upended and launched into a helicopter spin, fumbling the ball away.
Jon Gruden hinted at the combine that he wasn’t pleased with the play from Newhouse last season.
“We didn’t play to the level we did two years ago for a lot of reasons,” said Gruden... “We had a new feature back, new offensive coordinator, struggled I think on the right side of our offensive line at times, Amari Cooper got hurt, [Michael] Crabtree was suspended. All those things add up and I’ll say this, he is a lot of fun to be around – Derek Carr.”
To Newhouse’s credit, he has a tremendous sense of humor and had a lot of fun with it.
Newhouse’s release clears $2.25 million in cap space, putting the team at around $26 million in cap space as of the start of the free agent negotiating period.