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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
Contract: view contract details

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Terence Newman, who signed a one-year contract with the Vikings on Monday, says 2018 will be his final season.
"After 15 years, I’ve soaked as much as I can in," Newman said. "It’s been a heck of a ride. I understand when it’s time for me. I’m not going to put an onus on doing anything special." Going on 40, 2018 will be Newman's 16th season. The No. 5 overall pick of the 2003 draft, Newman will be one of the few cornerbacks in league history to play into his 40s. He should have a situational role in the Vikings' crowded secondary. May 1 - 2:38 PM

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Vikings re-signed CB Terence Newman.

The Vikings are already deep at cornerback after using their first-round pick on UCF's Mike Hughes, but have long valued Newman's presence and veteran leadership. Five months shy of his 40th birthday, Newman appeared in all 16 games last season, playing 554 snaps. He held his own. That number will probably decrease in 2018.
Apr 30 - 2:48 PM

The Vikings are in talks to re-sign free agent CB Terence Newman.

This isn't a surprise after Newman graded as one of the better corners in the league last year. Newman is limited to the slot at this stage but the Vikings want to bring him back. Despite entering his age-40 season, he should return in a sub-package role.
Mar 30 - 6:32 PM

Free agent CB Terence Newman plans to return for a 16th season.

The 39-year-old wants one more shot at a Super Bowl. Newman is coming off another productive year in Minnesota, earning PFF's No. 26 grade out of 120 qualifiers at cornerback. It wouldn't be a surprise if the Vikings brought the veteran slot corner back on a cheap, one-year deal.
Feb 1 - 10:50 AM

Vikings CB Terence Newman (foot) is questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Saints.

The 39-year-old was limited at Friday's practice but should be ready for Sunday's 4:40 PM ET start. Newman will be tasked with containing 6'6" slot receiver Brandon Coleman.
Jan 12 - 1:31 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 02:45:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 04:17:00 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.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 12:32:00 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.
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 10:28:00 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.
Thu, Mar 2, 2017 02:12:00 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

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SLB1Anthony Barr
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CB1Xavier Rhodes
2Trae Waynes
3Mike Hughes
4Mackensie Alexander
5Terence Newman
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