Washington releasing CB Norman

Ross Houston
February 15, 2020

That being said, news just broke that the Washington Redskins are releasing CB Josh Norman and he could be a player that Lions GM Bob Quinn considers bringing in for the 2020 season.

"It's their choice, not mine", Norman said.

Even so, there was the idea new Redskins head coach Ron Rivera might be able to revive the relationship given his history with Norman, as well as his efforts with other guys like Trent Williams.

That honor coincided with Norman's first venture into free agency.

Norman was a first-team All-Pro in 2015 and then signed with Washington on a five-year, $75 million deal. That season, he intercepted four passes, returning two for touchdowns, and forced three fumbles as Carolina reached the Super Bowl.

Things have only soured in the years following and it culminated in Norman being benched towards the end of the 2019 season and ultimately led to his release today. He was asked to play different schemes than in Carolina, where the Panthers deployed a cover-2 zone. Eventually, he was traded to Washington, which made him the highest-paid cornerback in the game at the time of his contract.

Meanwhile, Washington still has a number of voids to fill on their roster before the 2020 National Football League season. In another game, his only work was two special-teams snaps.

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