The New England Patriots added depth to their offensive line by signing tackle Marshall Newhouse to a contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Newhouse will give the Patriots another option in respect to his former Texas Christian teammate Marcus Cannon, who exited New England's 33-3 victory over Pittsburgh in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury.

Cannon is not expected to play for the Patriots in Sunday's game against Miami (0-1).

Newhouse, who turns 31 later this month, has played in 114 career regular-season games (72 starts) for the Green Bay Packers (2010-13), Cincinnati Bengals (2014), New York Giants (2015-16), Oakland Raiders (2017), Buffalo Bills (2018) and Carolina Panthers (2018).

The 6-foot-4, 330-pound Newhouse will take the roster spot made available after the Patriots traded wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to the New York Jets on Tuesday.

New England also signed defensive backs Obi Melifonwu and Nate Brooks to the practice squad and released offensive lineman Colby Gossett from the squad.

-- Field Level Media