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Josh Norman | Defensive Back | #24

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
College: Coastal Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (143) / CAR
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Redskins GM Scot McCloughan said the Josh Norman signing will not prevent the team from adding a corner in the draft.
Washington has their starters locked in with Norman and Bashaud Breeland, but it never hurts to add depth, especially with Chris Culliver's (ACL, MCL) availability in question. That said, signing Norman almost certainly takes them out of the corner market in the first round. With corner strengthened, the Redskins will likely look to the defensive front seven on Day 1. Apr 25 - 6:15 PM

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New Redskins CB Josh Norman reportedly tried to sign his franchise tag with the Panthers last week.

After Norman and his agent went seven weeks without signing the tag in a failed bid to create leverage, Norman tried to sign it when he was "blindsided" by GM Dave Gettleman rescinding his one-year, $13.95 million tender. By that time, Gettleman had already made the move official. "It came out of nowhere, it really did," Norman told the Redskins' website. "I got sideswiped. I didn't see it coming." The Panthers' final offer to Norman was a four-year, $44 million deal. He wound up with a five-year, $75 million pact from Washington.
Apr 25 - 12:15 AM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports Josh Norman's deal with the Redskins is really for two years, $36.5 million.

Those two years are fully guaranteed, but the Redskins have what amounts to options for the other three years. Another $13.5 million becomes fully guaranteed in March of 2018. Norman will already be 30 by then, and corners have not traditionally aged gracefully. It is still a nice chunk of change for Norman, but, as always, the originally reported numbers were heavily inflated.
Apr 23 - 10:11 AM

Redskins signed CB Josh Norman to a five-year, $75 million contract.

The Saints made a late push, but Dan Snyder met Norman's asking price. The deal includes $50 million guaranteed, and Norman's $15 million annual average makes him the highest paid corner in the league. It's a massive commitment from the Redskins, but Norman gives them a true shutdown force in DC Joe Barry's Cover-3 scheme. With DeAngelo Hall moving to safety, the Redskins have a much improved 2016 secondary. Norman will combine with underrated CB Bashaud Breeland and the Ryan Kerrigan-Preston Smith-Junior Galette pass-rush trio to give Washington one of the NFL's most formidable perimeter defenses. They still need more talent in the middle of the field.
Apr 22 - 7:45 PM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the 49ers' interest in free agent Josh Norman was always "lukewarm."

NFL Network's Mike Silver tweeted Friday that he didn't expect the Niners to pursue Norman, and multiple reports since have echoed the sentiment. Per CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, the 49ers showed "initial interest," but were only interested in Norman "at the right price." The Redskins appear willing to meet Norman's contract demands. They're now competing with the Saints.
Apr 22 - 7:40 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Saints are "making a strong push" to sign free agent Josh Norman.

Norman will decide between Washington and New Orleans. The Saints have one of the worst cap situations, but there's enough room for them to get creative. Norman would be a massive upgrade to a secondary that's ranked in the bottom-third of the league the last two seasons. He's expected to command $15M-plus annually.
Apr 22 - 6:54 PM

NFL Network's Mike Silver tweeted Friday that he does "not expect the 49ers to make a run" at free agent Josh Norman.

It's interesting because other reporters have stated San Francisco has the hots for Norman, in addition to the Redskins. With so many teams quickly bowing out of their Norman pursuits based on his pricey contract demands, it's left the Redskins perhaps bidding against themselves. (This is where Dan Snyder comes into play.) Norman certainly seems to believe he's signing with Washington. He brought his entire family to the Redskins' facility on Friday.
Apr 22 - 5:34 PM

According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, the Josh Norman sweepstakes are a "two-team race" between the 49ers and Redskins.

Norman is expected to net over $15 million annually. He's visiting Washington on Friday and Fox Sports' Peter Schrager has suggested a deal could be completed by the end of the day. Norman would prefer to play on the east coast, though San Francisco has a wealth of cap space and could offer him the best deal. Redskins vs. Giants would be must-see television if Norman lands in the nation's capital. His battle against Odell Beckham last year was one for the ages.
Apr 22 - 1:50 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell confirmed Jacksonville has "continuing interest" in free agent CB Josh Norman.

"There is a continuing interest," Caldwell said. "We do our due diligence. We do our homework." Jacksonville has a boat-load of cap space and has shown a willingness to overpay free agents the past couple years in order to get the players they want. If serious, it'd be hard for any team to out-bid the Jaguars. Norman is currently in D.C. visiting the Redskins on Friday.
Apr 22 - 12:02 PM

The Washington Post reports the Redskins have made an offer to free agent CB Josh Norman.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Norman is fielding five-year offers worth $14-$15 million annually. With an estimated $11.6 million in cap space, the Redskins would have to get slightly creative with the structure of the deal or do some mild cap gymnastics to fit that size contract under the salary limit, but the cap is not a real concern. The 49ers are thought to be the other team seriously involved, but CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Washington's offer is "very strong." It is possible Norman signs during his Redskins visit on Friday.
Apr 21 - 8:12 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Josh Norman is discussing five-year deals with the Redskins and 49ers, and is expected to get $14-$15 million per season.

That money is what Norman has been looking for all along. It would put him well ahead of the annual $12.5 million Janoris Jenkins pulled down earlier this offseason. Norman appears set to become one of the 2-3 highest paid corners in the league.
Apr 21 - 7:27 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Dolphins are not expected to pursue free agent Josh Norman.

The Dolphins always try to be in the mix if there's a big name, but they don't have the resources to compete this time around. The Redskins and 49ers are shaping up as Norman's most serious suitors, with Cole reporting a decision could come as early as Saturday. The Bucs, Jags and Titans are reportedly "monitoring" the situation.
Apr 21 - 7:01 PM

Free agent Josh Norman will visit the Redskins on Friday.

The Washington Post has since confirmed Jason La Canfora's report that the Redskins have made the free agent prize an offer. Getting Norman's first visit is a coup, but the Redskins appear to be competing with the 49ers, who have over $50 million in cap space. The Redskins are in the $11 million range, which is certainly enough to make something work over a long-term deal.
Apr 21 - 6:41 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Redskins have made a "very legit" offer for free agent Josh Norman.

Per La Canfora, the 49ers' interest is also "very strong." The Redskins have the need, but also roughly $40 million less in cap space than the 49ers. If the Niners are serious, they will be hard to match. The move would be out of character for Washington GM Scot McCloughan, who has been very quiet through his first two Redskins free agencies.
Apr 21 - 6:17 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports "at least" eight teams are interested in free agent Josh Norman, including the Rams.

We're not really buying the Rams' interest after they let Janoris Jenkins walk, as Norman will probably better Jenkins' five-year, $62.5 million deal. Cole also linked Norman to the Falcons earlier on Thursday, but GM Thomas Dimitroff quickly shot it down. What is clear is that Norman's market is as robust as you would expect for a lockdown corner in his prime.
Apr 21 - 5:39 PM

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