The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of CB Terence Newman on Friday.
“That’s the biggest thing. He can still play. He came in the league later. I think he was 25 when he came in,” Zimmer said. “He struggled a little bit in Dallas and then played great in Cincinnati. Last year, he didn’t play quite as good, so seemingly with me, we get things fixed a little bit. I really respect him, and I think he really respects me.”
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 27, 2015
- Mike Garafolo reports that Newman receives a one-year contract worth $2.5 million and includes $750,000 guaranteed from the Vikings.
Newman visited with the Patriots a few weeks ago, but they elected to go in a different direction at cornerback.
The Vikings seem like a good fit for Newman given that he spent time with HC Mike Zimmer while in Cincinnati. On top of that, Minnesota could use some more depth at the position heading into training camp.
Newman, 36, spent the past three seasons with the Bengals after playing the first nine years of his career with the Cowboys.
In 2014, Newman recorded 70 tackles, one interception and 14 pass defenses for the Cincinnati. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the N0. 56 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.