Terence Newman announces retirement Harrison Smith Jersey , will join Vikings coaching staff ings cornerback Terence Newman has announced his retirement from the NFL and that he will immediately be joining the team’s coaching staff.Newman, who turns 40 in just three days, was set to be the oldest defensive player in the National Football League this season. He came back on a one-year contract that he signed this offseason, proclaiming that this was going to be his final year in the NFL.Newman came to the Vikings in 2015, and played in 47 of 48 possible games as a member of the team. He had shown the flexibility to play both cornerback and safety over the course of the time he was here Dru Samia Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , and the indications to this point had been that he was going to continue to fill that role for the team going forward.Newman didn’t see a whole lot of time this preseason, and with the glut of young talent the Vikings have in the defensive backfield, Newman apparently thought it was time to hang up his cleats.Newman also has a long relationship with Mike Zimmer, going back to his days with the Dallas Cowboys. It’s not a surprise that he will be joining the Vikings’ coaching staff, though it has not been declared in exactly what capacity he will be serving at the present time.We would like to congratulate Terence Newman on a long and successful NFL career Minnesota Vikings Jerseys 2019 , and here’s hoping that he can sustain that success as a coach on the Minnesota sidelines. We will no doubt have more discussion of this over the next few days. A good, positive sign for the defensive backfield" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteDaily Norsemana Minnesota Vikings communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryVikingsOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Vikings 2018 SeasonVikings 2019 OffseasonU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota Vikings PodcastsFiled under:Minnesota Vikings 2019 OffseasonMike Hughes running again at Vikings’ OTAsNew,58commentsA good, positive sign for the defensive backfieldCDTShareTweetShareShareMike Hughes running again at Vikings’ OTAsBrace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY SportsYesterday, while putting together one of my Top 5 Draft Needs posts for the Minnesota Vikings Infant Dru Samia Jersey , I had mentioned that there hadn’t been very many updates on the progress of cornerback Mike Hughes, who tore an ACL back in October.Today, through the magic of the internet, it appears that we finally have an update after all.First Picks Sports shared this brief video of Hughes at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, showing that he has resumed running six months after tearing his ACL. You can see in the video that he has a brace on his injured left knee Dru Samia Jersey nfl draft , and it appears that he’s doing just straight-line running at this point.Hughes was the Vikings’ first-round pick (#30 overall) in last year’s NFL Draft, and broke into the NFL in a big way with a Pick-6 of Jimmy Garoppolo in the Vikings’ season opener last year.However, he was injured in the Week 6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals and missed the remainder of his rookie season. The start of Training Camp in late July will mark a little less than 11 months since the injury, so we’ll see if he’ll be fully ready to go by that point. It certainly would give the Vikings’ secondary a boost if he was.