Eden Prairie, MN (March 18, 2016) – The Vikings announce Friday that the club has re-signed CB Trae Waynes and DE Justin Trattou.
Newman, who is entering his 14th NFL season, has appeared in 190 regular season games with 188 starts and has started 7 of his 8 career playoff games. Newman will be the league's oldest defender in 2016 and became the oldest player in Viking history to lead the team in interceptions during a season with 3 in 2015. Newman currently ranks 2nd among all active players with 40 career interceptions. The former 5th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, Newman was selected NFC Defensive Player of the Week at Oakland (11/15/15) last season after collecting a career-high 5 passes defensed and grabbing 2 interceptions. The Vikings now have 5 former 1st round draft picks in their secondary, the most in a single position group in the NFL.
Trattou has appeared in 21 games in his career, including 5 with the Vikings in 2015. He recorded 2 interceptions for the club in 2015, which tied the franchise record for most interceptions by a defensive lineman in one season. Trattou, who was acquired off waivers by Minnesota during the 2013 regular season, has logged 4 tackles and 3 QB pressures in his first 4 NFL seasons. The former Florida Gator originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Giants in 2011.