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Via Tom Pelissero of the USA Today, Terence Newman has re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings:

The report has been confirmed by multiple media outlets.

It was reported earlier this month that Newman wanted to stay with the team, and while it took a week, it’s clear now the feeling was mutual. He’ll get a slight bump from last year’s $2.25 million salary, but still comes at a decent price for a player who, at 37 years old, was a solid starter and stabilizing presence in 2015. Newman is a Mike Zimmer guy, and Zimmer must be convinced he still has something left in the tank. Ideally, Newman move into a reserve role and provide depth and passing down flexibility next year, either at corner or safety or both.

The move comes the same day the Vikings officially announced the re-signing of cornerback Marcus Sherels, and a day after they let Josh Robinson walk via free agency. With Newman and Sherels back in tow, plus Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes, and Trae Waynes, we have a pretty good idea of how the cornerback position will look in 2016. The group will have continuity, depth, and experience, which is a good thing in today’s NFL.