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Terence Newman | Defensive Back

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/4/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
College: Kansas State
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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

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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

Bengals CB Terence Newman partially blames a previously undisclosed hamstring injury for his poor play with the Cowboys in 2011.

"I'm a rockhead about some things and I tried to play through it," he said. "I wanted to be there for my teammates and I ended up probably hurting them." Newman was so bad we'd like to chalk it up to injury, but he played similarly poorly in 2010. He needs a strong camp to be guaranteed a roster spot.
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 12:26:00 PM

Bengals agreed to terms with CB Terence Newman, formerly of the Cowboys, on a one-year contract.

The 33-year-old isn't known to have visited any teams other than Cincinnati. It's fair to wonder if he will receive any guaranteed money after getting routinely toasted down the stretch last season. Although he's a favorite of DC Mike Zimmer, Newman will have to compete with Jason Allen and Pacman Jones for snaps behind Nate Clements and Leon Hall.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 11:34:00 AM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Bengals are "working to add" free agent Terence Newman.

Speaking at the owners meetings Tuesday, coach Marvin Lewis said the Bengals would "love" to sign Newman. He would be reuniting with DC Mike Zimmer in Cincinnati, who held the same position with the Cowboys when they made Newman the fifth overall pick of the 2003 draft. One of the league's worst corners in 2011, Newman has received no other known interest in free agency.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 10:33:00 AM

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