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Terence Newman | Defensive Back

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/4/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
College: Kansas State
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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. Mar 26 - 7:23 PM

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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.
Mar 25 - 12:31 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.
Mar 17 - 9:37 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.
Feb 21 - 3:02 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.
Jan 5 - 2:41 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

Bengals re-signed LCB Terence Newman to a two-year, $5 million contract.

Newman, entering his age-35 season, finished 2012 with 75 tackles, ten pass breakups, two picks, and a forced fumble across 15 starts. Experiencing a late-career renaissance, Newman graded out as a top-20 corner in Pro Football Focus' ratings. The Bengals were content to let him walk with 2012 first-rounder Dre Kirkpatrick set to take over at left cornerback, but Newman took less money to return to Cincinnati. He'll now battle Kirkpatrick for the starting job in camp.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 12:33:00 AM

Free agent CB Terence Newman expects to sign with the Bengals or Raiders by the end of the week.

Both clubs view Newman as veteran depth. Although he was a pleasant surprise as part of the Bengals' No. 9 pass defense last year, it's unfair to expect sustained high-quality play at age 35.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 09:51:00 AM

Free agent CB Terence Newman will visit the Raiders Thursday.

The Raiders continue their trend of showing interest in free agents no one else is after. Newman did grade out well as part of the Bengals' No. 9 pass defense in 2012, but will be 35 in September. Expect a short-term deal if the Raiders pounce.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 09:38:00 AM says the team's "first course of action when free agency starts" is to re-sign CBs Terence Newman and Adam "Pacman" Jones.

That would seem to indicate RT Andre Smith and LB Rey Maualuga are on the back burner. Both Newman and Jones were pleasant surprises in 2012, but it's hard to count on 30-plus-year-old corners playing at that level much longer. Cincinnati needs to maintain its superior pass rush to take pressure off the veteran back end.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 09:13:00 PM "figures" the team will re-sign free agent CBs Terence Newman and Adam "Pacman" Jones.

Both were pleasant 2012 surprises as key contributors to the NFL's seventh-ranked pass defense. Jones graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 11 corner, while Newman checked in at 19. Both will be on the wrong side of 30 when the season kicks off, so neither should get more than a one- or two-year deal.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 09:56:00 PM

Bengals LCB Terence Newman left Sunday's Week 11 game against the Chiefs with a concussion.

Newman is done for the day with the Bengals leading 21-6 in the third quarter. Brady Quinn isn't going to threaten Leon Hall, Dre Kirkpatrick and company anyway.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 03:17:00 PM