Newman has agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal to remain with the Vikings, 1500 ESPN's Tom Pelissero reports. Newman, who turns 38 in September, will thus re-join the Vikings for a second season, after logging 62 tackles and three picks in 16 starts for the team in 2015.
Newman was moved to safety in Thursday's loss to Arizona and had one tackle and also defended one pass. Newman moved to safety with rookie Trae Waynes getting the start at cornerback in Newman's usual spot. Newman will likely return to cornerback when Harrison Smith or Andrew Sendejo return from injury.
Newman had two interceptions and four tackles in Sunday's win at Oakland. Newman is the third leading active player with 39 interceptions. His per-play tackle totals are down slightly from last season, but he continues to get plenty of snaps as a starting cornerback at age 37.
Newman (concussion) is active for Sunday's game at Oakland, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports. Newman progressed through the concussion protocol in lockstep with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater this week, setting him to man his normal starting spot at cornerback opposite Xavier Rhodes.
Newman (concussion) is probable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Newman, who sustained a concussion in last Sunday's game against the Rams, was able to practice fully Friday and therefore should be available against Oakland this week. The 37-year-old has been starting at corner opposite Xavier Rhodes and could be in line for some IDP consideration with the Raiders likely to throw the ball around often to Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree.
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