Vikings pick up fifth-year option on contract of CB Waynes

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The only other players older than Newman are all kickers or punters, including Adam Vinatieri (45), Phil Dawson (43), Matt Bryant (43 on May 29), Shane Lechler (42 on August 7) and Sebastian Janikowski (40).

The Vikings and Waynes will look to sign a new deal within the next year or so, but he's now situated under his current contract to be with the team through 2019.


The Vikings announced Monday that they have re-signed 39-year-old cornerback Terence Newman. With Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes the starters on the outside, Newman and Mackensie Alexander remain the primary options to play the slot in the nickel defense. He holds the record for most career interceptions among active National Football League players with 42 interceptions.

He said he doesn't have anything special planned for his final season. "After 15 years, I've soaked as much as I can in". I understand when it's time for me.


Playing one more season gives Newman a chance to try to go out on top. He spent the first nine years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys, the next three with the Cincinnati Bengals (including two with Zimmer as the defensive coordinator) and the past three with the Vikings.

Newman totaled 25 tackles, one interception and five pass deflections in 2017, when he played in all 16 games and made seven starts.


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