Free agent cornerback Terence Newman will spend another year in Cincinnati.
Newman revealed on Twitter that he has chosen the Bengals, saying that the Raiders actually offered him more money but that he felt more comfortable in defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer’s system in Cincinnati.
“After much time and thought, I’m heading back to Cincy. And for those of you who think it was about money, the Raiders offered more,” Newman wrote. “I came in with Mike Zimmer and feel its only right that I leave as him coaching me. Thanks to Raiders Nation for showing me such love.”
Newman signed with the Bengals in 2012 and started 15 games for them. He entered the NFL as the No. 5 overall pick of the Cowboys in the 2003 NFL draft, at a time when Zimmer was the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator. Now Newman is sticking with Zimmer and sticking with the Bengals.