The average age of a New England Patriots cornerback is 25 years old. But a veteran could soon swing that number.
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, New England is meeting with 36-year-old Terence Newman on Tuesday, after the corner visited the Minnesota Vikings on Monday.
Newman, who will turn 37 in September, is on the heels of his 12th NFL season. The 5-foot-10, 197-pound free agent spent his last three with the Cincinnati Bengals and his first nine with the Dallas Cowboys.
The fifth overall pick in the 2003 draft has started 156 games in his career, collecting a total of 741 tackles, two sacks, 147 pass deflections, 37 interceptions and two Pro Bowls. He started 13 games in 2014, recording 72 tackles, one interception and 14 pass deflections.
Newman would provide serviceable depth and experience to the position, after Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner departed during the first week of free agency.