From the moment the Golden State Warriors completed their sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 NBA Finals, LeBron James and his pending free agency became the topic de jour in the sports world. Prominent basketball players like Joel Embiid, Enes Kanter and others almost immediately began publicly recruiting James to their respective teams.

As one of the most decorated players in NBA history, James will find no shortage of suitors over the coming months. Still, a gesture from an athlete of Wentz’s caliber carries significant weight, enough to at least grab James’ attention, and the quarterback doesn’t seem to mind using his star power for the benefit of Philadelphia.

Hopefully, he knows we were there, Wentz said.

Terence has done a good a job, Edwards said Wednesday, via the Vikings’ official website. That’s a hat that he can wear, and we’re glad we’ve got him.

Newman briefly played safety in 2015, and Wednesday’s move came after he swapped jersey numbers with safety Andrew Sendejo, who is sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

But being an established veteran in addition to his flexibility to play various positions in the secondary has helped Newman as one of the team’s elder statesman.

That way, you’ve got to have that versatility in that room, that if somebody gets injured or something like that, the next guy’s gotta be up, Edwards said, via the team’s website. And he’s [a great example], especially for the young guys — ‘Hey, the more that you can do, the longer you’re going to be able to stick around and help us win football games.’

Newman, who turns 40 in September, continues to prove throughout his accomplished career the more a player can do, the more his value rises.