November 4, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Terence Newman (23) intercepts a pass intended for Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) at Paul Brown Stadium. Denver won the game 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Free Agency: Terrence Newman Spurns Raiders, Returns to Bengals

In what can only be described as a parody of LeBron James’ “The Decision,” free agent cornerback Terrence Newman is taking his talents back to Cincinnati.

According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Newman’s deal is worth $5 million over two years, which he will sign in the next few days.

Newman was down to the Raiders and Bengals, and although the Raiders offered more, he chose to return to Cincinnati.

“After much time and thought, I’m heading back to Cincy,” he said. “And for those of you who think it was about money, the Raiders offered more. I came in with Mike Zimmer and feel its only right that I leave as him coaching me. Thanks to Raiders Nation for showing me such love.”

Newman announced via Twitter that he would make his decision by the end of last week, but never did, delaying it by a week and putting many on edge.

In 15 games last season, Newman had 53 tackles with one forced fumble and two interceptions. The 34-year old cornerback spent his first nine seasons with the Cowboys before heading to Cincinnati.




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