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Terence Newman | Defensive Back | #23

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/4/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (5) / DAL
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Terence Newman is working as the Vikings' slot cornerback at spring practices.
He'll face competition from second-year CB Mackenzie Alexander, but Newman is the favorite to replace Captain Munnerlyn. Although Newman turns 39 in September, he earned Pro Football Focus' No. 8 cornerback grade among 119 qualifiers last season. Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes will start on the outside. Jun 13 - 2:45 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Vikings CB Terence Newman "can't say" if 2017 will be his final season.

Newman is entering his 15th NFL season and his third with Minnesota. "When I do sail off, probably nobody will know it," said Newman when asked about retirement. "I won’t say anything to anybody. I’ll just be done." Despite his age, Newman was still highly productive last year, earning PFF's No. 8 corner grade out of 119 qualifiers. The two-time Pro Bowler turns 39 in September.
Jun 9 - 4:17 PM

Vikings re-signed CB Terence Newman to a one-year, $3.25 million contract.

Newman, Carson Palmer, Jason Witten, Terrell Suggs, and Anquan Boldin are the only five players left in the league from the 2003 draft. Newman turns 39 later this year but is still playing at a high level thanks to, what he says, is red wine. Newman was PFF's No. 9 cover corner out of 120 qualifiers last season. The Vikings are hoping inconsistent 2015 first-round pick Trae Waynes will win their left corner position, but Newman has outplayed Waynes the past two years.
Mar 15 - 12:32 PM

Free agent CB Terence Newman said he plans to play in 2017.

As of earlier this month, Newman had yet to announce if he wanted to continue his career. Newman, 38, was the second-oldest defensive player last season, behind James Harrison. Both continue to play at an extremely high level, with Newman grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 9 cover corner out of 120 qualifiers. He appeared in 15 games and should be able to find a home.
Mar 14 - 10:28 PM

Free agent Terence Newman has yet to officially announce if he will play in 2017.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes Newman wants to return for a 15th season, but added "I don’t think we’ve totally decided on anything." Newman is the second-oldest defensive player in football behind James Harrison, but remained effective in 2017. He turns 39 in September.
Mar 2 - 2:12 PM

Vikings CB Terence Newman has not decided if he will return for 2017.

The second-oldest defender in the league behind Steelers OLB James Harrison, Newman is about to finish his 14th season in the NFL. Newman thinks his body could handle the rigors of an NFL season at 39, but he is not sure the "situation" will be right for him to return. Newman played this season on a one-year, $2.5-million deal.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:39:00 PM

Vikings CB Terence Newman (neck) is doubtful for Week 12 against the Lions.

He's not going to play. Slot CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) is questionable. Newman's loss is an upgrade for Marvin Jones and Golden Tate's matchups on the outside, though RCB Xavier Rhodes could shadow Jones.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 01:14:00 PM

Vikings re-signed CB Terence Newman to a one-year, $3 million contract.

Neither side seemed to have any interest in splitting up. Going on 38, Newman is one of the league's oldest players, but also remained one of its most effective corners in 2015. With Xavier Rhodes, Captain Munnerlyn and Trae Waynes all still in the fold, Newman probably won't play the 981 snaps he received last season, but he'll remain a key cog for Mike Zimmer's on-the-rise defense.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 01:56:00 PM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson reports the Vikings and free agent CB Terence Newman continue to discuss a new deal.

Newman wants to re-sign with Minnesota, and it sounds like the Vikings want him back. This should get done. Newman will be 38 when the season begins, but he showed no signs of slowing down last season. He will likely have to cede at least part of his role to sophomore Trae Waynes if he returns.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 05:32:00 PM

Free agent CB Terence Newman wants to re-sign with the Vikings.

Newman is entering his age-38 season, but plans to continue his career. The Vikings still view him as a corner, but might not need him with Trae Waynes a second-year leap candidate. Newman shouldn’t cost more than the $2.5M he signed for last offseason.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 06:19:00 PM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman says he's had contract talks with free agent CB Terence Newman.

"I think Terence still wants to play," Spielman said. "The process will continue as we get up to the negotiation period. We have plenty of time between now and then." Spielman also said the team isn't considering moving Newman to safety. Going on 38, Newman has proven inseparable from coach Mike Zimmer. It would be a major surprise were he not back with the Vikings in 2016.
Source: vikings.com
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 04:42:00 PM

The Vikings are expected to be open to the idea of re-signing impending free agent CB Terence Newman.

The 37-year-old will only require a one-year contract like he did last offseason. Despite his advanced age, Newman continues to play at a high level and has said he'll only play for coach Mike Zimmer after being with him in Dallas, Cincinnati, and now Minnesota. Newman started all 17 games this past season and was PFF's No. 34 corner. He's also open to playing safety.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 09:52:00 AM

Vikings LCB Terence Newman is open to playing safety in the future.

With FS Harrison Smith and SS Andrew Sendejo both ailing, Newman played safety in Week 14 against the Cardinals. He could do so again on Sunday against the Bears. Although he's 37, Newman has very, very quietly been one of the league's steadiest corners this season. An impending free agent, he could spend time at both positions in 2016.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Vikings LCB Terence Newman has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 10.

The 37-year-old, 13th-year pro had his best game of the season against Derek Carr and the Raiders, picking off two passes, breaking up two others, and allowing just four catches for 26 yards on 11 targets. Carr had a 5.3 passer rating targeting Newman, who graded out as PFF's No. 1 corner Week 10. The ageless Newman has resurrected his career under coach Mike Zimmer.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 11:32:00 AM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune expects CB Terence Newman to start opposite Xavier Rhodes.

Newman’s history with Mike Zimmer makes him the favorite to be the Week 1 starter. First-round CB Trae Waynes will enter training camp behind Newman after getting second-team reps during OTAs, with Captain Munnerlyn expected to play the slot in nickel packages.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 06:17:00 PM

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