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Raiders cut starting right tackle Marshall Newhouse

The Raiders will search for a new starting offensive lineman after releasing right tackle Marshall Newhouse Monday afternoon.
Newhouse started all 14 games he played in for Oakland last season and was shaky on an otherwise sturdy offensive line. At this year’s NFL Combine, Jon Gruden expressed his desire for improvement on Newhouse’s side of the unit.
“We had some inconsistency at right tackle, obviously,” Gruden said. “Newhouse, he had some moments where he played well. He had some moments where he obviously struggled.”
According to Pro Football Focus, Newhouse allowed 38 quarterback pressures last season, 13 more than left tackle Donald Penn, 16 more than right guard Gabe Jackson, 21 more than left guard Kelechi Osemele and 35 more than center Rodney Hudson.
Newhouse was due a $1.55 million base salary and a $200,000 workout bonus in 2018. No dead money against the cap accompanies his release. Newhouse’s release is the second of the day that gives Oakland more cap space. The Raiders also cut cornerback Sean Smith, who was due $8.25 million in base salary and $250,000 in a workout bonus.
The Raiders have several options to replace Newhouse in the starting lineup. Do they go with David Sharpe, who started in place of Penn at left tackle when the veteran was injured late in the season? Do they take a tackle in the early rounds of the draft? Or do they shop for one in free agency?
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We’ll see how Oakland patches up arguably its strongest unit after a season that didn’t match expectations set after a standout 2016, but one that wasn’t a significant disappointment either compared to the rest of the team.
Oakland also made official the release of Smith in the same announcement as Newhouse’s cut, as well as announcing the signing of wide receiver/returner Griff Whalen and the re-signing of starting defensive tackle Justin Ellis to a three-year contract.
 
 

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