According to NFL Network, the Patriots are hosting veteran cornerback Terence Newman on a free agent visit on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old corner was the fifth overall pick out of Kansas State with the Cowboys in 2003. He spent nine seasons in Dallas before moving on to Cincinnati (where have I heard that phrase before?) for the last three years.
Newman had reportedly been considering retirement after the Bengals were bounced from the postseason this January, but apparently has decided to extend his career and the Patriots are one of the teams he is considering.
The 5-10, 197-pounder started all 13 games he played last season for the Bengals, finishing with 72 tackles and one interception. Newman has started every game he's played in over the last seven seasons and all but two of the 174 games he's played in the NFL. He's had at least one interception in each of his 12 seasons, notching 37 picks for his career.
Newman is a two-time Pro Bowler who would certainly bring starting-caliber experience to the Patriots secondary, even at his very advanced age.