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Terence Newman stays with the Bengals

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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.

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30 Responses to “Terence Newman stays with the Bengals”
  1. joetoronto says: Mar 30, 2013 7:11 AM

    “I prefer to play in pyjamas.” Newman wrote.

  2. 561bengal says: Mar 30, 2013 7:18 AM

    Smart move

  3. the3rain3maker says: Mar 30, 2013 7:21 AM

    LOL Andy Dalton and Brandon Weeden should make a movie called “Gingers Can’t Throw”.

    Terence Newman should make a movie called “The Glass Body”.

    Adam Pacman Jones should make a movie called “Close ‘Dem Cheeks Tight”.


  4. bengalskuta82 says: Mar 30, 2013 7:24 AM

    He played well but I hope this time he serves as a mentor and not a starter.. we have a young first rd pick.(.thanks to the raiders)from last years draft; Dre its time u take the bull by the horns..
    Oh I have to thank the Raiders again coz if I’m not mistaken,they still owe us a another pick, a 2nd rd this time..How generous..LOL!! Hope Carson Wins big this time..oops! gonna trade him?.omg…I WIN!!!

  5. nflrule says: Mar 30, 2013 7:35 AM

    Wow.Newman coudnt cover a fat girl in Dallas!

  6. ukraiders says: Mar 30, 2013 7:38 AM

    Newman Palmer Flynn Kolb………tough weekend to be a raiders fan.

  7. vincentvega513 says: Mar 30, 2013 7:47 AM

    So not only are vetetans taking less money to play in Cincy, but the Raiders still have to cut Pick 6 Palmer AND the Bengals still get the Raiders 2nd Rd pick (#37 overall).. comedy

  8. t8ertot says: Mar 30, 2013 7:49 AM

    Hahahha Faider fans. You know you’re the laughing stock when he won’t come for more money. Also, give credit to the Bengals. They’re a franchise on the rise

  9. jablacknorange says: Mar 30, 2013 7:52 AM

    Maybe he plays a little safety this year. That could help. Jones at the nickle, kirkpatrick and hall on the corners.

  10. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 30, 2013 8:00 AM

    If he wants to remain a loser, that’s his prerogative.

  11. hitdog042 says: Mar 30, 2013 8:45 AM

    Remain a loser by staying with a playoff team over the Raiders? No. That post is pure comedy.

  12. ajgreenhof says: Mar 30, 2013 8:55 AM

    Mike Brown haunts Raiders fans dreams.

  13. bonniebengal says: Mar 30, 2013 8:56 AM

    Once again, a player is staying because of Zimmer. He does not get enough credit.

  14. CKL says: Mar 30, 2013 9:41 AM

    Pretty smart for a vet to consider his coaching and the team he’s on. It takes time to adjust to a new system and who says he’d do as well as he does in his current spot team wise and singularly. Sometimes it’s not greener on the other side even with more green.

  15. shaunypoo says: Mar 30, 2013 9:58 AM

    If he is willing to take less money then it is a good bet that he has invested what he has already made. That makes him a smart player. He also knows Zim will get the best out of him. Welcome back.

  16. whodeytn says: Mar 30, 2013 10:03 AM

    He was a top 20 corner last year. Keep on being ignorant trolls though. Solid move by Newman and the Bengals.

  17. rubicon202 says: Mar 30, 2013 10:35 AM

    Raiders lead regular season series 18-8-0;
    Raiders lead postseason series 2-0

  18. sportsfan69 says: Mar 30, 2013 10:58 AM

    Cincy welcomes you back Mr. Newman. Thanks for coming back.

  19. darocnessmonsta says: Mar 30, 2013 11:08 AM

    30 career int’s while with Dallas he never got enough respect while in Dallas I remember there was a time that Qb’s didnt throw to his side he had a stretch where he didnt allow a Td against him for 2 years signed a Cowboys Fan always had love for Newman

  20. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 30, 2013 11:10 AM

    Kudos to the Bengals. They seem to be headed back to the glory days of…
    Ken Anderson?!?

  21. tiggerblood says: Mar 30, 2013 11:16 AM

    Now Andre and this draft is wide open. Let’s see who the slider will be. A trade down is the best option and stack more picks but who actually wants a first rounder this year.

  22. raiderapologist says: Mar 30, 2013 11:20 AM

    Newman played well last year. Good enough to keep that first round rookie on the bench, at least. It’s unlikely Oakland offered much more than the Bengals, so it makes sense for Newman to stay where he’s comfortable, as opposed to going to a rebuilding club. The Bengals would have been smart to package those two draft picks they received from the Raiders to move up last year and get themselves a real quarterback, but when you haven’t won a playoff game in 22 years, nobody expects you to be smart. At least Bengal fans can brag about having a better regular season record than Oakland over the past decade.

  23. meshnuts says: Mar 30, 2013 11:52 AM


  24. ravenmuscle says: Mar 30, 2013 11:54 AM

    Funny how so many free agent signings now are former Dallas Cowboy First found picks made by JERRAH JONES.

    Until Jerrah fires himself the Cowboys will never see another superbowl.

    Then he fires Rob Ryan as the scapegoat when the players Ryan had to work with were selected by Jones.
    Fear not Redskins…Giants or Eagles.

  25. t8ertot says: Mar 30, 2013 12:05 PM

    And how long have the raiders been “rebuilding”? More than a decade it seems.

  26. rubicon202 says: Mar 30, 2013 12:14 PM

    Wait a sec some of you Bengal fans, just so you don’t get ahead of urselfs here is a friendly reminder:
    Cincinnati Bengals Playoff History
    Regular Season Record (all-time) : 305-385-2
    Playoff Record (all-time) : 5-11
    Super Bowls Won: 0 out of 2 appearances
    Championships Won: 0

  27. radrntn says: Mar 30, 2013 10:11 PM

    well one thing is for certain , when a player says another team offered more, you know it’s time to get your boots on, especially when you know the raiders are only offering peanuts while all of their ufa’s are signing for cashews….in other words Mr Newman did not sign for that much.

  28. tiggerblood says: Mar 31, 2013 11:50 AM

    Wouldn’t it have to be the Bengals won two championships to even get into a Super Bowl? Well AFC championships all in all still a championship. You almost wrote that so well. History is history

  29. r8ers3xsbchamps says: Mar 31, 2013 12:18 PM

    Your funny trying to rationalize a afc championship to make it sound like a superbowl. . A Bengals fan u are indeed. Next thing you know Brown’s fans are going to tell me butwe have alot of super bowls…even though they were league championships before the nfl was the nfl…

  30. lo6icalvoice says: Apr 1, 2013 11:34 AM

    Raiders fans make me laugh…
    It doesnt matter what they say, its funny.

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