A busy week of roster shuffling hasn’t stopped the Patriots from bringing some potential fits, as the team brought offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse and rookie defensive back Nate Brooks in for workouts, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
Newhouse’s visit to Foxborough comes on the heels of the team losing Marcus Cannon to injury in Sunday’s 33-3 win over the Patriots. It’s not believed that Cannon’s injury will be a long-term, but it will certainly test the Patriots’ depth, with the recently acquired Korey Cunningham (inactive on Sunday) being the next man up for New England.
The 30-year-old Newhouse, cut by the Saints just a few weeks ago, spent the 2018 season with the Bills and Panthers, appearing in 14 games and making two starts (both with the Panthers) between the two teams. Overall, the 6-foot-4 lineman has made 72 starts over a 114-game NFL career spent between six different teams. A fifth-round choice of the Packers in 2010, Newhouse was part of the Green Bay squad that won Super Bowl XLV in Feb. 2011.
Brooks, meanwhile, found himself in Foxborough after spending the 2019 preseason with the Cardinals. The 23-year-old was a four-year starter at North Texas, and recorded 13 tackles and an interception in four games this summer.
The Patriots will visit the Dolphins in Week 2.