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Josh Norman Released by Redskins

On Friday, the Washington Redskins announced that they had released cornerback Josh Norman. Bringing an end to his four years in Washington.
“It’s their choice, not mine,” Norman said after the team announced his release. “Now I can start something new and fresh.”

Norman signed a five-year deal with the Redskins. This after the 2015 season that was worth up to $75 million. Said contract made him the highest-paid cornerback in the league. He decided to sign with the Redskins after the Panthers rescinded the franchise tag they had placed on the cornerback after being named to the first-team All-Pro team.

In his four seasons in Washington, Norman intercepted seven passes. Also, forced eight fumbles. However, he wasn’t making the type of game-changing plays he made with the Panthers. Norman gradually saw his playing time diminish.

Where Will Josh Norman Sign Next?

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Things got worse between Norman and the team last season after he was benched late in the season. The cornerback made only two starts in their last six games. Despite the team’s lack of depth at the cornerback position.

Since Norman had the best seasons in his career under new Redskins head coach Ron Rivera, there was speculation that Rivera might keep him on the team. However, with the team being able to save $12.5 million in cap space by releasing Norman and starting cornerback Quinton Dunbar seeking a new deal, the Redskins couldn’t afford to keep Norman on the team. Where will Josh Norman play next season?

Even though Norman struggled in his final seasons with the Redskins, he is still relatively young. Also, should be able to find a role on a contender that can utilize his skills. However, he shouldn’t expect his new deal to come close to what he made with the Redskins. If he decides to bet on himself, he could sign a one-year deal to show that he still has what it takes to be a starter in the league and try to cash in next offseason.

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