Yes, on Wednesday the Minnesota Vikings finally closed the deal with cornerback Terence Newman, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal. That makes two of Mike Zimmer's former players in Cincinnati that have signed with the team in the past 24 hours, as safety/linebacker Taylor Mays signed with the team late on Tuesday.
Newman will be the oldest player on the Minnesota roster, as he will turn 37 this September. He spent his first nine years in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys before moving on to the Bengals for three seasons. He was the fifth overall selection in the 2003(!?) NFL Draft.
Newman visited the Vikings last week, and thought that things went pretty well.
Terence Newman last week to me on Zimmer: "I've (played) some of my best football with Zimmer as my coach, so I would know what to expect."— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 25, 2015
I'm not sure if Newman is going to have much of an opportunity to start across from Xavier Rhodes, but could prove to be a pretty decent options in sub packages in a suddenly crowded Minnesota secondary. Certainly his age is a bit of a concern, but his experience could be just as valuable as his play on the field for the Vikings' defense.
You can find him on Twitter at. . .get this. . .@terencenewman. No points for creativity, that's for sure.