Veteran cornerback Terence Newman said on Twitter that his loyalty to Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer led him to remain with the Bengals.
Newman and Zimmer were together when both were with the Dallas Cowboys.
The Oakland Raiders had been after Newman, but he elected to remain in Cincinnati for another go around with Zimmer and the Bengals, The cornerback said the Raiders offered more money than the Bengals in order to try and lure him to Oakland.
Newman 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."
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