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Hello, Newman: Minnesota Vikings bring Terence Newman back for 2018

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It was rumored, but now it’s official

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One of the few remaining mysteries for the Minnesota Vikings this offseason was whether or not the team would be bringing back cornerback Terence Newman. The Vikings officially gave us the answer today.

Per numerous sources, the Vikings have re-signed the veteran corner. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

With the retirement of James Harrison, Newman will officially be the oldest defensive player in the National Football League in 2018. He will turn 40 in September, and will be entering his fourth season with the Vikings. He signed with the team in 2015.

Newman started all 16 games for the Vikings last season, but it remains to be seen what sort of role he could have with the team in 2018, particularly with the drafting of Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes in the first round of last weekend’s NFL Draft. Newman has enough flexibility to play outside corner, in the slot, or even at safety, so the Vikings will find somewhere to use him if he proves to be up to the task.

Welcome back to Minnesota, Terence Newman!