MINNEAPOLIS -- After his reunion with coach Mike Zimmer led to a solid season in Minnesota at age 37, Terence Newman is back for an encore.
The cornerback agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Vikings on Tuesday, according to a league source. Newman's new deal means the cornerback will be back for a 14th NFL season. It will be his eighth in three cities with Zimmer, who was the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator when the team drafted Newman fifth overall in 2003 and helped bring the cornerback with him to Cincinnati and Minnesota.
The veteran led the Vikings with three interceptions. He made his first career start at safety on Dec. 10, shifting positions in an injury-ravaged Vikings secondary against the Arizona Cardinals, and played well enough that the Vikings used first-round pick Trae Waynes mostly on special teams.
After he signed with the Vikings, Newman had said he didn't want to play for any coach but Zimmer.