Bengals Mike Zimmer Praises Cornerback Terence Newman And Linebacker Vontaze Burfict On SiriusXM Blitz

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 23: Terence Newman #23 of the Cincinnati Bengals intercepts a pass against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on August 23, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer joined Adam Schein on SiriusXM Blitz on SiriusXM NFL Radio Tuesday afternoon. When asked about veteran cornerback Terence Newman, Zimmer endlessly praised the former first-round cornerback.

"I've always loved Terrance. Great competitor. Tough kid. I know his heart. I see him playing a lot. I'm pleased."

With cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick dealing with a sore knee and Jason Allen and Adam Jones still on the mend, Terence Newman will play a significant impact on Cincinnati's secondary kicking off the season in Baltimore. He may even be the cornerback opposite Leon Hall while Nate Clements transitions into a safety/nickel position.

Zimmer was also asked about rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

"As a guy, he's been perfect. I've been very pleased with him on the field."

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