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Terence Newman | Defensive Back | #23

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (37) / 9/4/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (5) / DAL
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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. Feb 3 - 9:52 AM

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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

Terence Newman is expected to open training camp as the Vikings' first-team left cornerback.

The Vikings reportedly don't want to rush rookie Trae Waynes, and still have concerns with 2012 third-rounder Josh Robinson. Newman has five-plus years in Mike Zimmer’s scheme and will open camp as the starter opposite Xavier Rhodes. Captain Munnerlyn is the favorite for slot duties. Zimmer showed a willingness to slow-play rookies in Cincinnati, so we wouldn't rule out the possibility Newman starts Week 1 ahead of No. 11 overall pick Waynes.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 06:17:00 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling believes Terence Newman will be given "every chance" to be the starting left cornerback.

Even though he is heading into his age-37 season, Newman has the edge on Captain Munnerlyn and Josh Robinson for the starting job opposite Xavier Rhodes thanks to his experience in coach Mike Zimmer's system. Zimmer and Newman were together in Dallas and Cincinnati, and Newman had successful runs under Zimmer in both stops. Newman will be a big part of the Vikings' secondary in 2015.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Vikings signed CB Terence Newman, formerly of the Bengals, to a one-year, $2.5 million deal.

Coming off a solid three-year stint with the Bengals, Newman is reuniting with coach Mike Zimmer, whom he played for in both Dallas and Cincy. The No. 5 overall pick of the 2003 draft, Newman has remained durable and effective, but his play did slip a little in 2014. He also missed three games with a knee issue, and briefly considered retirement. He'll likely enter the season as an outside starter opposite Xavier Rhodes, but might be best limited to the 400-500 snap range. The Vikings remain likely to address cornerback in the draft.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 07:23:00 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says the team is close to signing CB Terence Newman.

Newman and Zimmer have enjoyed stints together in Dallas and Cincinnati and now a third reunion in Minnesota seems almost inevitable. Newman met with the Patriots earlier in free agency but they went with Robert McClain and Bradley Fletcher instead. Newman would be a candidate to line up outside opposite Xavier Rhodes with Captain Munnerlyn focusing on slot duties.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:31:00 PM

The Patriots are hosting free agent CB Terence Newman on Tuesday.

New England is looking at veteran corners after parting with Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis. It's questionable whether Newman has anything left in the tank. Going on age 37, Newman lost his starting job down the stretch last year to Dre Kirkpatrick. He should be available for a minimum salary.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Free agent CB Terence Newman has told the Bengals he wants to return next season.

Newman had been considering retirement, but will attempt to continue his career. The Bengals are expected to move forward with Leon Hall, Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard as their top three corners, leaving Newman without a spot on the roster. 36-year-old Newman hasn't played a full season since 2010 and could struggle for offers on the open market.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 03:02:00 PM

Free agent CB Terence Newman will contemplate retirement this offseason.

Newman, who turned 36 in September, has been in the league since 2003, but hasn't played a full season since 2010. He finished the season with 46 solo tackles and one interception, a career low. Newman was benched late in the season for 25-year-old Dre Kirkpatrick. The Bengals seem likely to move on.
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Bengals LCB Terence Newman (knee) is inactive for Week 11 against the Saints.

It's a huge blow for the Bengals as they look to slow down Drew Brees in the Superdome. Adam Jones will now slide out of nickel packages, and into the starting lineup. Newman is week to week. Also incative for the Bengals are RB Giovani Bernard, LB Vontaze Burfict, RT Andre Smith, OT Tanner Hawkinson, DT Devon Still and WR Greg Little.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:31:00 AM

Bengals LCB Terence Newman (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's Wild Card round game against San Diego.

Newman did practice on a limited basis Friday, but Dre Kirkpatrick is going to start at left cornerback. Kirkpatrick has generally performed poorly in coverage this year. The Bengals will have to continue to rely on dominant up-front play to mask their talent-deficient secondary against Philip Rivers.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Bengals declared CB Terence Newman, RB Rex Burkhead, DT Devon Still, WR Ryan Whalen, LB James Harrison, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, and T Dennis Roland inactive for Week 16 against Minnesota.

LT Andrew Whitworth and LE Carlos Dunlap are both active despite being listed as questionable. Jermaine Gresham is also ready to roll after last week's groin scare. Newman is nursing a severe MCL sprain.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 11:32:00 AM

Bengals LCB Terence Newman is out 1-3 weeks with a sprained MCL.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Bengals were "relieved" by the diagnosis, fearing a more serious injury for their 35-year-old corner. Cincinnati was already missing RCB Leon Hall (Achilles'). Expect Dre Kirkpatrick to take over as the Bengals' left corner moving forward, with Pacman Jones on the right side.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 01:33:00 PM

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