The Cincinnati Bengals
agreed to terms with cornerback Terence Newman
, who will be reunited with defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
Zimmer was with the Cowboys when Newman was drafted fifth overall out of Kansas State in 2003 and said last month that the Bengals believed Newman could benefit from a change of scenery.
The Bengals were also reportedly deep into talks with the Giants about a deal involving former first-round pick Keith Rivers
, drafted ninth overall by the Bengals in 2008. Rivers is owed more than $2.3 million in 2012 and hasn't been able to stay healthy since he suffered a broken jaw in 2008.
Newman gives the Bengals a veteran presence at cornerback, which should compensate for the absence of Leon Hall, who is expected to miss time recovering from an Achilles injury.
The Bengals re-signed returning starter Nate Clements, reserve Pacman Jones, and brought in former first-round pick Jason Allen in free agency. They have also shown interest in multiple cornerback prospects ahead of the April 26-28 draft.
Also Wednesday, the Bengals confirmed the official signing of offensive linemen Jacob Bell and Dennis Roland
. Roland re-signed with the team and has played as a reserve offensive tackle and tight end.
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