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Report: 49ers host veteran OT Marshall Newhouse

The search for the swing tackle continues

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Per NFL Insider Adam Caplan, the San Francisco 49ers hosted veteran offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse for a visit on Monday. The veteran has played over 5,000 snaps since 2011. It’s evident that the 49ers are looking for experience behind their starting tackles. Newhouse played three seasons with the Packers, and since 2013 he’s bounced around from the Bengals, Giants, Raiders, Panthers, and Bills, before being released by the Saints on Sunday after an agreement on an injury settlement.

Like Jordan Mills, PFF hasn’t been high on Newhouse over the years. His highest grade came in 2012, where he graded as a 66.5. The last season which he started, 2017 for the Raiders, Newhouse graded as a 57.9. In the first two games this preseason, Newhouse fared much better, grading as a 72.3. I have never focused on Newhouse, but I know the perception of him isn’t great.

In an ideal situation, your swing tackle never has to step on the field. Newhouse was placed on IR with the designation to return before being waived. Monday’s workout was likely to see how healthy Newhouse was. Stay tuned, but the 49ers don’t appear to be settling for Justin Skule as the answer, and that’s a good thing.