A fifth-year NFL player in 2014, Newhouse played in 15 games with five starts (three at ROT, two as extra TE) after signing with Bengals as an unrestricted free agent ... Helped offense finish sixth in NFL in rushing (134.2 yards per game) and third in fewest sacks allowed (23) ... Played 47 games with 31 starts for Green Bay over 2010-13 ... Started 13 games for ’11 Packers team that went 15-1, helping QB Aaron Rodgers win NFL MVP award from Associated Press ... Was starting LOT at Texas Christian for the first three Horned Frog seasons played by future Bengals QB Andy Dalton.
Career transactions: Selected by Green Bay in fifth round of 2010 NFL Draft (169th overall) ... Signed with Packers on 6-23-10 ... Signed with Cincinnati as unrestricted free agent on 3-21-14.
2014 highlights: Played Games 1-5 and 7-16 ... Started Games 3 and 14 as a second TE, and started Games 9-10 and 12 at ROT in place of injured Andre Smith ... Active-DNP for Game 6 ... On Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, came in to play ROT in second quarter after injury to Andre Smith ... Started at ROT in place of Smith on Nov. 6 vs. Cleveland ... Started at ROT on Nov. 16 at New Orleans and helped support pass protection allowing only one sack for one yard as Andy Dalton posted career-best 143.9 passer rating, and helped pave way for 186 rushing yards ... Replaced injured Smith in first quarter on Nov. 23 at Houston, and supported pass protection which allowed no sacks of Andy Dalton, while offense put up 372 yards ... Started as an extra TE on Dec. 14 at Cleveland, helping power offense to 244 rushing yards, highest rushing yardage total for Bengals since 2004.
Previous seasons: 2010—Rookie was on Green Bay roster for first 15 games before move to Reserve/Injured list (back) for season finale ... Inactive (coaches’ decision) for Games 1-14 and not cleared for Game 15, due to back injury suffered Dec. 22 in practice. 2011—Opened season as a reserve OT for Green Bay, but injuries provided him the opportunity to make 13 starts, most of any Packers OT for team that went 15-1 for NFL’s best record ... Started 10 games at LOT and three at ROT ... Helped team set franchise record for points (560), second-most in NFL history, and team also set club records for total net yards (6842) and net passing yards (4924) ... Did not start in Divisional playoff on 1-15-12 vs. Giants, but wound up with most of the snaps at LOT. 2012—Started all 16 games and both playoff games for Packers team that won NFC North with 11-5 record ... One of two Packers to play every offensive snap as team finished fifth in NFL in scoring (27.1) ... Helped team average 134.4 rushing yards over five-game stretch (Games 11-15) ... Helped QB Aaron Rodgers post 104.9 passer rating in Divisional playoff win on 1-5-13 vs. Minnesota. 2013—Played season primarily as Green Bay’s No. 3 OT, backing up Don Barclay on the right side and David Bakhtiari on the left ... Also saw periodic action in formations using an extra blocker, and had one stint at G ... Started at ROT Nov. 17 at N.Y. Giants and Nov. 24 vs. Minnesota, replacing injured Barclay ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Francisco, relieved injured Bakhtiari at LOT in in fourth quarter and had a key block on FB John Kuhn’s one-yard TD run.
College: Played four seasons (2006-09) at Texas Christian, seeing action in all 52 games during his tenure as team earned a bowl berth each year ... Was Bengals QB Andy Dalton’s left tackle for Dalton’s first three seasons (‘07-09) ... In ’09, when Newhouse was a senior and Dalton a junior, the Horned Frogs posted TCU’s first undefeated regular season in 71 years before losing to Boise State in Fiesta Bowl ... Earned honorable mention All-America from SI.com as senior ... Only ’06 true freshman to see offensive action, playing all 13 games.
Personal: Hometown is Dallas, Texas ... Attended Lake Highlands High School, where he earned first-team all-district honors as a senior ... Also lettered in high school in track and field, weightlifting and wrestling, and was state shot put champion as a senior ... Earned degree from TCU in advertising and public relations, with a minor in art ... Active in community relations during his career, he went on a mission trip to Haiti in May 2011, and in 2012, he played video games with troops overseas as part of “Pro vs. G.I. Joe” program.
There may be no periods in AJ McCarron’s first name, but he supplied Saturday night's exclamation points. The poise and enthusiasm the Bengals have raved about all preseason were all on display in a 21-10 pre-season win over the Bears. His 31-yard TD pass to Marvin Jones marked his first as a pro.