Terence Newman to stay with Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals' Terence Newman in action against New York Giants on November 11, 2012
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Cornerback Terence Newman will stay at the Cincinnati Bengals despite receiving a contract offer from the Oakland Raiders.

Terence Newman has confirmed that he will remain with the Cincinnati Bengals for the 2013 NFL season.

The cornerback had attracted interest from the Oakland Raiders, but has agreed to a two-year deal with the AFC North side, which he is due to sign in the coming days.

The 34-year-old tweeted: "After much time and thought, I'm heading back to Cincy. And for those of you who think it was about money, the Raiders offered more.

"I came in with [Bengals' defensive coordinator] Mike Zimmer and feel its only right that I leave as him coaching me. Thanks to Raiders Nation for showing me such love."

Newman recorded two interceptions and a forced fumble for the Bengals in 2012.

The Cincinnati Bengals line up against the Oakland Raiders on November 25, 2012
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