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Minnesota Vikings (7-9)


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vs. NYJ
W 30-24
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@ Det
L 14-16
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@ Mia
L 35-37
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vs. Chi
W 13-9
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Vikings, cornerback Terence Newman agree to contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth as much as $2.5 million, including $750,000 guaranteed, that will reunite the veteran with coach Mike Zimmer for his 13th NFL season.

The Vikings announced the deal Friday with Newman, who spent the last three years with Cincinnati after nine with Dallas. Zimmer, entering his second season with Minnesota, was Newman's defensive coordinator for six years: four with the Cowboys and two with the Bengals.

Newman, who was drafted by Dallas with the fifth overall pick out of Kansas State in 2003, has 37 career interceptions, the third-most among active players in the NFL. The production and stability at cornerback for the Vikings was better in 2014, but that's still a position where they could use more depth with Xavier Rhodes, Captain Munnerlyn and Josh Robinson their leading returning players.

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Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Bridgewater2919
Pass TDs: T. Bridgewater14
Rush Yds: M. Asiata570
Rush TDs: M. Asiata9
Rec Yds: G. Jennings742
Rec TDs: G. Jennings6
Int: H. Smith5
Sacks: E. Griffen12.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5048 (27)
Passing Yards: 3566 (24)
Rushing Yards: 1804 (14)
Points per game: 20.3 (21)
Yards per game: 315.5 (27)
Touchdowns: 29 (26)
Field Goals: 26 (16)
NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Green Bay 1240.750
x-Detroit 1150.688
Minnesota 790.438
Chicago 5110.313
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5515 (14)
Passing Yards: 3789 (8)
Rushing Yards: 1943 (25)
Points per game: 21.4 (11)
Yards per game: 344.7 (14)
Touchdowns: 36 (13)
Field Goals: 25 (13)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/27 T. Newman signed/unrestricted free agent One-year contract (through 2015)
3/26 B. Aiyegbusi signed
3/26 J. Anderson cut
3/26 J. McCray cut
3/24 C. Matthews signed/unrestricted free agent
3/24 T. Mays signed/unrestricted free agent
3/20 D. Harris signed/unrestricted free agent One-year contract (through 2015)
3/17 M. Harris re-signed/restricted free agent One-year contract (through 2015)
3/14 G. Jennings cut
3/13 M. Wallace traded w/ 7th-round pick for 2015 5th-rounder
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/28 A. Barr knee (Out)
12/28 J. Wright back (Questionable)
12/28 M. Asiata foot (Probable)
12/28 R. Blanton ankle (Probable)
12/28 A. Exum Jr. knee (Probable)
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