CB - FA
The Minnesota Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.25 million deal that includes $1.5 million in guaranteed money.
Newman will likely maintain his role on head coach Mike Zimmer's defense starting opposite Xavier Rhodes in 2017 at cornerback. Newman, who will turn 39-years-old at the start of 2017 campaign, is still a reliable defensive back in the NFL and a leader on and off the field. Since Chad Greenway announced his retirement last week, re-signing Newman was a no-brainer as he is a respected veteran in the locker room.
Free agent cornerback Terence Newman told SiriusXM Radio he intends to play in 2017. â€œIâ€™m planning on playing,â€ Newman said. â€œSo, hopefully, we get something wrapped up in the next couple days. â€¦ There should be a deal imminent. I canâ€™t break that part of it to you, but there is a deal thatâ€™s imminent, thatâ€™s in the works and in the next day or two, it should come out."
Newman, 38, will play next season. However, he is unlikely to return to the Vikings. During his interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, the veteran cornerback did not reveal the identity of his new team that is expected to finalize a deal with him in the coming days, but he did say that he'll likely land with a Super Bowl contender. He also said that the lone reason to continue his playing career at this point is to chase a championship ring. Perhaps the Cowboys, who are in need of veteran cornerback help, will be the team that signs him. Not only did Dallas draft him fifth overall in the 2003 draft, but he also spent the first nine years of his career with the club. Oh, and they are one of the favorites to win the Suoer Bowl next season. Although this is only speculation, it wouldn't be a surprise if Newman ultimately signs with the Cowboys and wraps up his stellar career in Dallas.
The Minnesota Vikings re-signed veteran CB Terence Newman to a one-year deal worth $3 million.
Terence Newman stayed with the Vikings and HC Mike Zimmer as expected. Newman played under Zimmer during his tenures in Dallas and Cincinnati as their defensive coordinator respectively. The 13-year veteran finished 2015 with 62 total tackles, three interceptions and 12 defended passes.
36-year-old free agent Terence Newman, formerly of the Cowboys (2003-2011) and Bengals (2012-2014) is scheduled to visit the Patriots Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Newman has 174 career games, making him one of the most experienced options available on the market. He was a starter last year in Cincinnati, but the Bengals might be ready to turn things over to their younger stable of cornerbacks.
With the Patriots losing Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner to free agency they have become very thin at the cornerback position. With many of the top NFL free agent cornerbacks signing with other teams, Newman may be the best option for the Patriots. He is not a long term solution but could help the team this year.
Newman recorded 7 solo tackles and 1 assist in Sunday night's loss to the Patriots.
In three out of four games this year Newman has recorded at least 6 tackles, with the fourth game being the blowout win versus the Titans. If you are in a league that requires CB and rewards tackles then Newman could be an excellent pick up. If he is available pick him up, as the Bengals still have several pass heavy offenses to face off against this year.