April 12, 2012
The Bengals have agreed to a deal with cornerback Terence Newman, an unrestricted free agent from Dallas
who struggled in pass coverage last season.
The 33-year-old cornerback was the fifth overall pick in 2003.
He went to the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009. He was targeted in
coverage last season, and the Cowboys released him last month.
Newman is Cincinnati's latest addition to a secondary that was a
strong point two years ago, when Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall
formed one of the NFL's best cornerback tandems. Joseph left for
Houston after the 2010 season, and Hall tore his left Achilles
tendon in November.
The Bengals signed 32-year-old Nate Clements to replace Joseph
last year. They've re-signed nickel cornerback Adam "Pacman"
Jones this offseason and added cornerback Jason Allen.