Veteran cornerback Terence Newman has agreed to terms on a contract that keeps him with the Minnesota Vikings for at least one more season.
The Vikings announced the move on Wednesday morning.
We have agreed to terms with CB @terencenewman.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 15, 2017
Newman is going to turn 39 years old in September. Yet despite his age and 15 years of NFL experience he remains a very productive player.
Originally a first-round selection (No. 5 overall) in 2003 out of Kansas State, Newman spent his first nine NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He then played three years in the AFC North with the Cincinnati Bengals before landing in Minnesota in 2015.
He’s started 197 games throughout his career and 26 since arriving in Minnesota. With 41 career interceptions, Newman is second on the active list behind only DeAngelo Hall.
Aging like the fine wine he likes sip when he’s not breaking up passes, Newman is one of the NFL’s most senior members and will likely continue to be a force in 2017.