Former Dallas Cowboys’ cornerback Terence Newman visited the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, just around a week after being released by the Cowboys in order to clear cap space and make room for free agent corner Brandon Carr.
Bengals’ head coach Mike Zimmer, who was not in Cincinnati on Monday, said from the University of Texas’ Pro Day this week that he believes Newman could be a fit with the Bengals, who have been known to sign castoffs from Dallas--including, recently, DT Tank Johnson and CB Adam “Pacman” Jones.
What’s more, Newman played under Zimmer for the first four seasons of his career, while Zimmer was the defensive coordinator in Dallas.
"I've known Terence for so long," Zimmer said Tuesday, 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.
“I know when I had him, which was a few years, so 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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