Newman and the Bengals have been working some time now on a deal that would make him a Bengal. Newman was drafted by then Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer in 2003 with the fifth overall pick.
Newman was a two-time Pro Bowler in Dallas, but the Cowboys felt the need to upgrade opposite Mike Jenkins and signed Brandon Webb in free agency. Newman had four interceptions last season, including one for a touchdown. For his career he has 32 interceptions, ninth among active players.
Signing Newman along with Jason Allen and re-signing Adam Jones gives the Bengals a full compliment of cornerbacks heading into the NFL Draft. With Leon Hall still recuperating from his Achilles' injury, it's still a position that the team may address with one of their draft picks. The Bengals also have Brandon Ghee, Nate Clements and Rico Murray on the roster at the position.
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