Redskins release CB Josh Norman

Ruben Hill
February 15, 2020

The Washington Redskins are releasing cornerback Josh Norman after four seasons, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. "Now I can start something new and fresh".

He earned $16.9 million of that in his two years with the Redskins.

After producing a career year for Carolina in which he was named a first-team All-Pro, the cornerback was hit with the franchise tag. He signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Redskins before the 2016 season, but unfortunately those elite numbers didn't follow him to Washington.

He has since registered 235 tackles, seven interceptions, eight forced fumbles, 43 pass defenses and one sack in 62 games for the team.

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman didn't have a long reunion with his former head coach Ron Rivera. 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. Even as the Redskins needed to sign other cornerbacks off the street, they held firm to not playing Norman.

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