Vikings add Terence Newman

Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – The Minnesota Vikings and veteran
cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to a contract.

Terms were not disclosed, but NFL.com reports it to be a one-year deal worth
$2.5 million with $750,000 guaranteed.

Newman spent the last three seasons with Cincinnati and played his first nine
years in Dallas. He will be reunited with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who
was the Kansas State product’s coach for six seasons with the Cowboys and
Bengals.

In 174 NFL games, all but two as a starter, Newman has 37 interceptions, 786
tackles and two sacks. A Pro Bowl pick in 2007 and 2009, he has third-most
interceptions among active players.

Newman was selected by the Cowboys with the fifth overall pick of the 2003
draft and started all 16 games in each of his first four seasons with Dallas
when Zimmer was the club’s defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator. He
rejoined Zimmer, the defensive coordinator in Cincinnati, for the 2012 and
2013 seasons.

In 13 games for the Bengals last season, Newman had 71 tackles with an
interception.