The Patriots have seen their starting cornerbacks from the Super Bowl leave for other teams in free agency and they’ll take a look at a potential addition to the group on Tuesday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team will have veteran Terence Newman in for a visit. Newman, who turns 37 in September, said after the end of the Bengals season that he wasn’t sure whether he’d continue playing but he also visited the Vikings on Monday so it seems he’s decided to go for a 13th season.
If Newman signs, he’s going to be part of a team’s cornerback approach rather than a centerpiece of it. He hasn’t played 16 games in a season since he was with the Cowboys in 2010 and wound up getting replaced in the starting lineup for Cincinnati’s playoff loss in January. Newman did start the 13 games he played in the regular season, however, and his experience has its appeal for teams filling out their secondaries this offseason.
The Patriots have signed Chimdi Chekwa at corner since Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner departed while the Vikings haven’t made an addition at the position yet.