Newman signed a one-year contract to remain with Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Newman was a free agent but will return to the Vikings. Although 38 last season, he graded well in coverage. However, he could have a reduced role at age 39 as 2015 first-round draft pick Trae Waynes will compete for the starting job. Or Newman could shift to covering the slot with Captain Munnerlyn leaving to sign with the Panthers.
Newman (neck) is active for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. Newman was inactive last week but was able to practice in full on Tuesday and wasn't expected to be held out Thursday. It's unclear if he'll be limited at all, in which case Trae Waynes would likely see some extra snaps.
Newman (neck) was a full participant in practice Tuesday. The veteran's full participation should clear him of any injury status heading into Thursday's matchup with the Cowboys. Look for the veteran cornerback to resume his role as starter but could see his reps monitored, in which case Trae Waynes could see increased action.
Newman (neck) is listed as inactive Thursday in Detroit. With merely three days to recuperate following Sunday's win against the Cardinals, the 38-year-old will rest up and turn his focus on the final five games of the regular season.
Newman (illness) was not listed on the Vikings' final injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Newman was out sick Wednesday, but was back to full-go in Friday's practice.