The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with cornerback Terence Newman and wide receiver Adam Thielen on Wednesday.
Newman, who turns 39 in September, returns for his 15th NFL season and third year with the Vikings on a reported one-year deal.
Minnesota initially gave Thielen a second-round tender as a restricted free agent to increase its chances of holding onto him in the offseason. The Vikings elected to give him a three-year contract, multiple outlets reported.
Newman has the second-most career interceptions (41) among active NFL players. He has appeared in 31 games (26 starts) with the Vikings and is just two starts shy of reaching 200 for his career.
This will be Newman’s ninth season playing for Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. Newman previously played for Zimmer in Dallas (2003-06) and in Cincinnati (2012-13) while Zimmer was defensive coordinator.
Newman recorded 38 tackles, one interception and eight passes defensed in 15 games (10 starts) last season, triggering a $300,000 incentive in his contract by playing 72.5 percent of Minnesota’s snaps.
For his career, Newman owns 841 tackles and 41 interceptions in 205 games.
Thielen enjoyed a breakout season in 2016, reeling in 69 receptionsfor a team-leading 967 yards and five touchdowns. The 26-year-old Minnesota native made just $600,000 last season after collecting 20 catches in his previous two years with the club.
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