Terence Newman probable to practice Friday. Importance of him playing:

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Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Terence Newman (23) at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like Terence Newman will go today during the final-pre-Detroit Lions practice:

The Bengals need all of their corners to be a full-go on Sunday as they prepare to face one of the league’s top passing offenses, led by All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson, widely regarded as the league’s best receiver.

The fact that Newman was working on the side this week while he missed the first two practices is a good indicator that the team is just giving him some veteran rest. He just needs a full-go during Friday’s session to be prepared to start Sunday, and it looks as though he’ll practice in at least some capacity today.