Newman will be 35 in September, and it’s unlikely he would be a long-term fit in Oakland. That said, Newman played well for the Bengals a season ago, notching 75 tackles and intercepting two passes in 15 starts for Cincinnati. Pro Football Focus, which tracks and rates player performance, graded him as the No. 19 player at his position last season.
The Raiders added three serviceable, lower-profile defensive free agents on Wednesday: linebacker Kaluka Maiava, defensive tackle Pat Sims and defensive end Jason Hunter. Sims, like Newman, played for Cincinnati last season.