Bills agree to sign offensive linemen Bodine, Newhouse
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills began restocking their offensive line in free agency by reaching agreements to sign center Russell Bodine and tackle Marshall Newhouse.
Bodine agreed to a two-year deal after making 64 consecutive starts through his first four NFL seasons with Cincinnati Bengals. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 308 pounds, he was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft out of North Carolina.
The Bills have a need at center after returning starter Eric Wood was diagnosed with a career-ending neck injury in January.
Newhouse agreed to a one-year contract and has seven seasons of NFL experience split over four teams. He started 14 games at right tackle with the Raiders last season.
Listed at 6-foot-3 and 330 pounds, Newhouse was selected by Green Bay in the fifth round of the 2010 draft and spent three seasons playing both the right and left tackle spots with the Packers.
Buffalo traded starting left tackle Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati last week and lost backup tackle Seantrel Henderson in free agency.
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