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Cincinnati Bengals Re-sign Terence Newman for 2-Year, $5 Million Deal


November 4, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Terence Newman (23) intercepts a pass intended for Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) at Paul Brown Stadium. Denver won the game 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

While everyone was busy watching March Madness, the Cincinnati Bengals were working out a deal to bring back one of their best defensive backs as they re-signed cornerback Terence Newman:

He picked re-upping with Cincinnati over a more lucrative deal with the Oakland Raiders  This is a big signing, as Newman played a critical role in helping the Bengals have one of the league’s best defenses, and he’ll likely enter the 2013 season starting alongside Leon Hall.

A veteran of 148 games and 146 starts, Newman had a solid season for the Bengals last season after he’d spent the previous nine years with the Dallas Cowboys, who drafted him in the first-round in 2003. Last season, Newman  notched 75 tackles and intercepted two passes in 15 starts for Cincinnati, while Pro Football Focus graded him as the #19 player at his position.

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