Bengals Boost Secondary With Terence Newman Signing
The Cincinnati Bengals secondary just got even better.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports via his Twitter account that the Bengals and cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to terms on a contract. Details of the contract were not immediately available.
Newman was the fifth-overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2003 draft, starting for the team ever since. In his nine-year career with the Cowboys, Newman has 542 tackles, 124 passes defended, and 32 interceptions, while also being named to the Pro Bowl twice (2007, 2009).
The Bengals already have top veteran cornerbacks Nate Clements and Leon Hall on the roster, but with Hall still unsure of when he will return from injury, adding Newman will continue to provide the defense with a solid duo, if not trio at the position.
Last season, the Bengals finished ninth in pass defense. It would be surprising if they do not improve in 2012 now that they have Newman.
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