Terence Newman returning to the Minnesota Vikings for 2018 season

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Terence Newman
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Terence Newman /

The Minnesota Vikings have signed cornerback Terence Newman, bringing him back for his 16th NFL season where he will be 40 years old.

It seems as though Terence Newman‘s time in the NFL will not yet come to a close as the Minnesota Vikings announced on their official website that the veteran cornerback will be returning for the 2018 NFL season.

Even though the Vikings used their first-round draft pick on Mike Hughes during the 2018 NFL Draft, there was still plenty of room on the team’s roster to include a defensive back with the experience and ability of Newman.

Terence Newman is entering his 16th season in the league where he will turn 40 years old on September 4th. However, the ageless wonder continues to prove to be a valuable asset to the franchise.

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  • In addition to his play on the field, Newman is a mentor to the younger defensive backs on the team. Cornerback Mackensie Alexander recently praised Newman for taking the time to help him adjust to the NFL level.

    "“Terence is a guy that’s always been behind me, always been pushing me, always been talking to me throughout everything that’s going on,” Alexander told Vikings.com."

    Safety Harrison Smith also praised expressed Newman’s importance to the team, both on the field and with his experience and off the field with his knowledge.

    "“Terence would be an example of a guy now,” Smith said. “He’s a peer, but he’s also been there, done that. He shows us things every week.”"

    Newman will be the oldest defensive player in the NFL after linebacker James Harrison retired this offseason. However, Sebastian Janikowski, Tom Brady, Matt Bryant, Phil Dawson, and Adam Vinatieri will all be older than the Vikings veteran cornerback.

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    Congratulations to Terence Newman and the Minnesota Vikings on being able to work out a deal to return to the team to be a cornerback as well as help the team’s defense continue to be one of the best units in the NFL.