The nine-year veteran signed with Buffalo this offseason, penning a one-year deal to serve as a backup to tackles Dion Dawkins and Jordan Mills. Throughout training camp, the Bills used Newhouse as a reserve along the interior offensive line, as well.
Newhouse, 29, appeared in all three games for the Bills this season, mostly serving as a sixth lineman in jumbo packages. He appeared on 3 offensive snaps for the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, 6 offensive snaps against the Los Angeles Chargers, and 5 offensive snaps against the Minnesota Vikings.
For his career, Newhouse has appeared in 103 games, making 70 starts. He is capable of playing four out of five spots along the offensive line, and his versatility has clearly proven valuable.
There is no word as to the compensation Buffalo received, but the fact that general manager Brandon Beane was able to find anyone willing to give him something for a depth offensive line player is fantastic work on his part. We will update when we find out what the Bills received.
UPDATE 2 (4:54PM): ESPN’s Mike Rodak is reporting that the Bills acquired a late-round draft choice in 2021 from the Panthers.
UPDATE 1 (4:50 PM): The Bills officially announced the trade, saying that they have dealt Newhouse for a “future, conditional draft pick.” They also announced that Newhouse has been replaced on the roster by another offensive lineman, Jeremiah Sirles.