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Cornerback Newman: Thanks Raiders, But I’m Going Back To Cincy

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Defensive back Terence Newman #23 of the Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

Defensive back Terence Newman #23 of the Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

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CINCINNATI, Ohio (CBS Sports / AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed cornerback Terence Newman to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Newman will enter his 11th NFL season and second with the Bengals. He played his first nine seasons with Dallas after being drafted in the first round in 2003.

Newman tweeted, “After much time and thought, I’m heading back to Cincy. And for those of you who think it was about money, the (Oakland) Raiders offered more.”

Newman went on to write, “I came in with [Bengals defensive coordinator] Mike Zimmer and feel its only right that I leave as him coaching me. Thanks to Raiders Nation for showing me such love.”

Last season, Newman led the Bengals in passes defensed with 14 and had two interceptions to raise his career total to 34.

Zimmer said Newman is “the kind of guy we want back as we work to keep our defense together.”

Cincinnati also has re-signed ends Robert Geathers, Michael Johnson and Wallace Gilberry, cornerback Adam Jones and linebacker Rey Maualuga from last year’s defense.

(Copyright CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved.)

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