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Sunday
Mar292015

Terence Newman Joins Vikings

NFL via Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Cornerback Terence Newman signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings.

The deal means the 36-year-old Newman will be reunited with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who was Newman's defensive coordinator for four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and two with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Newman started 13 games for the Bengals last season, recording 75 tackles, 15 passes defended, and one interception. While that was a down year for the two-time Pro Bowler, Zimmer is still confident he can play.

“That’s the biggest thing. He can still play. He came in the league later. I think he was 25 when he came in,” Zimmer said. “He struggled a little bit in Dallas and then played great in Cincinnati. Last year, he didn’t play quite as good, so seemingly with me, we get things fixed a little bit. I really respect him, and I think he really respects me.”

Newman was selected with the fifth overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft by Dallas. Since then he's played 12 NFL seasons, nine with Dallas and three with Cincinnati. During that time he's played in 174 games, compiling 744 tackles, 161 passes defended, 37 interceptions, eight forced fumbles, and four defensive touchdowns.


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Saturday
Mar302013

Terence Newman Staying With the Bengals

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite generating interest around the NFL, cornerback Terence Newman has decided to re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Newman informed everyone on Twitter that he was choosing to return to the Bengals over signing a deal with the Oakland Raiders. According to Newman, he even turned down a more lucrative offer from Oakland, but wound up turning them down. He felt as though he was a better fit in the Bengals' defense.

The 34-year-old Newman will be entering his 11th season in the NFL.

"After much time and thought, I'm heading back to Cincy. And for those of you who think it was about money, the Raiders offered more," Newman said. "I came in with Mike Zimmer and feel its only right that I leave as him coaching me. Thanks to Raiders Nation for showing me such love."

Newman was the fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. At the time, Zimmer was Dallas' defensive coordinator. Now he is the defensive coordinator of the Bengals.

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