Tackle re­turns to Gi­ants’ lineup as guard

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Tom Cana­van

Mar­shall Ne­w­house lost his start­ing job as the New York Gi­ants’ right tackle be­cause of a calf in­jury.

An­other calf in­jury got the 28-year-old back in the lineup, but not where he ex­pected.

Ne­w­house got his first sub­stan­tial play­ing time since the sec­ond week of the sea­son on Sun­day when he took over for the in­jured Brett Jones and played left guard for more than three quar­ters in the Gi­ants’ 21-20 win over the Cincin­nati Ben­gals.

It was the first time he played guard since the 2013 sea­son, when in­juries on the Green Bay Pack­ers’ line forced him to switch from tackle.

“I went in there and just stunk up the joint,” Ne­w­house said, re­call­ing his last out­ing at guard. “I wasn’t ready for that. I had not taken any reps and was not pre­pared men­tally for that. It was a dif­fer­ent time in my ca­reer.”

The last time he played guard be­fore that was at Lake High­lands High School in Dal­las.

His per­for­mance Sun­day was a lot bet­ter as the Gi­ants (6-3) rushed for a sea­son-high 122 yards in win­ning their fourth straight game.

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