In keeping with their history of signing Dallas Cowboys castaways, on Tuesday, the Cincinnati Bengals signed Terence Newman to a one-year deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Twitter this morning.
After nine seasons with Dallas, Newman was released by the team around a month ago. He visited Cincinnati shortly thereafter, and Bengals’ head coach Mike Zimmer--who coached Newman for four seasons in Dallas, from 2003-2006--was quick to say that he believed the veteran could be a fit.
"I've known Terence for so long," Zimmer said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "You know sometimes it's just good for guys to get a change and get a new start on things. I always loved Terence. I always thought he was a good, competitive kid with a lot of ability. I think sometimes you get in different systems and things work out better for you, because it's a better scheme fit or whatever. I'm not saying it is or it isn't.
"... You've got to see that in person, but I know what kind of person he is. I know what kind of character he has. And I know how he would fit in with our football team. To me, that's important, too."
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