The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that they re-signed cornerback Terence Newman to a contract.
Newman, a 10-year veteran, will go into his second with Cincinnati. He played the first nine years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys. He was a first round draft pick in 2003.
Newman led the Bengals with 14 passes defensed in 2012 and had 75 tackles in 15 starts. He has 34 career interceptions.
"Terence has always had great talent, and he's become a smarter player every year of his career," Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer said in a statement. "He sees things well and he challenges receivers. He's tough. He takes care of his body and doesn't miss reps. He's the kind of guy we want back as we work to keep our defense together."
Cincinnati was seventh in the NFL in fewest yards allowed and eighth in fewest points allowed last year. Newman is the sixth defensive player eligible for free agency who re-signed with the Bengals.