The Bengals have agreed to terms with former Cowboys CB Terence Newman, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Dallas cut Newman, who will be 34 when the 2012 season begins. In his nine years with Dallas, Newman started 131 games and recorded 112 passes defensed and 32 interceptions.
Last season, Newman started all 14 games he played and had four picks, including a 43-yard interception-return touchdown.
At the owners meetings late last month, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said the Bengals “would love to have Newman on our football team.” Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer was with Dallas when Newman was drafted and coached Newman through the 2006 season.
The way we see it
Newman will likely compete for a reserve role, and he bolsters the Bengals’ CB depth with Leon Hall coming off an Achilles injury. Newman, whom the Bengals highly regarded in the 2003 draft, is yet another former first-round pick added by the Bengals.