Report: Josh Norman to visit Redskins Friday

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The Redskins reportedly made a “legit offer” to cornerback Josh Norman after he became an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday.

Now they’ll reportedly get a chance to sell him on that offer in person. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Norman will visit the team on Friday.

Washington currently has Bashaud Breeland, Chris Culliver, Will Blackmon and the recently signed Greg Toler at cornerback. Breeland is clearly the top player in that group and a partnership with Norman would make for an impressive pair of starters for the Redskins to take into the 2016 season.

Signing Norman would be the kind of big swing that the Redskins have been known for in the past, but it has not been the M.O. of the team since they hired Scot McCloughan as General Manager. The change in course could signal a belief inside the organization that they’re in position to take a jump up after winning the NFC East last season. At 28, Norman’s also younger than many of the big names brought to the team under previous regimes.

The 49ers are also reportedly making a push for Norman, but the first visit can often be the only visit that a free agent takes.

45 responses to “Report: Josh Norman to visit Redskins Friday

  1. That does not sound like a McCloughan move at all. Hopefully, Dan Snyder isn’t interfering with football operations again….

  2. I would love to see this, if not only for the OBJ/J.No rivalry to be taken to a whole new level.

  3. Salute to Josh Norman!

    A 5th Rd draft pick from a small program at Coastal Carolina is about to become a very rich man in Washington or somewhere else.

    Im not a supporter of Washingtons team but if they give Josh an offer he can’t refuse I hope he has success.

  4. Unless it’s a max of 8 mill a year, then this is the worse move Scot has made since coming to DC. He’s not a top 10 cb, but wants 16 mill a year. Cully is a better option then Norman is, and gets 8 mill. But if we cut Roberts, and get Norman down to that 8 mill range, then yeah that would be great. But that won’t happen, don’t throw away 16 mill for this guy

  5. Buyer beware with this guy. Don’t forget, he had a good bunch of guys on that “D” line and at LB’er which helped him and the rest of the secondary on the Panthers.

    If someone pays him a boatload of money and they don’t have guys up front like that, they might find out that Norman isn’t as good as he appeared to be with the Panthers.

  6. Ill never get why players, especially with only a handful of years left, would leave a championship contending team for ones that not. I would take a small pay cut if it gave me the best chance of retiring with a ring.

  7. nflinsider711 says:
    Apr 21, 2016 10:28 PM

    Deangelo Hall is a future HOFer. Norman could learn alot from him.

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    Thanks for the laugh. Deangelo Hall is nowhere near being a future HOFer. It would be generous to call him a top 10 cb among active players. The Redskins deserve Norman: a cb who had 1 great contract year after 4 lackluster seasons. Norman has “overrated bust” written all over him without a great front 7 to make him look good.

  8. Redskins drastically overpay for Josh Norman
    Team goes 4 and 4 to start the season
    Norman openly criticizes his teammates during games
    Redskins have a fractured locker room
    You like that? You like that.

  9. him playing against OBJ twice a year should be entertaining. but this is the best he could do?! no better option from a better team??
    no way Washington wins big anytime soon. yea they won the division last year, but every other team in the NFC East had a down year. Cowboys didnt have Romo.. Eagles were ruined by Kelly.. and Giants just didnt play well.

    Forget a Super Bowl.. i dont see them winning the division again for a long long time.

  10. nflinsider711 says:
    Apr 21, 2016 10:28 PM
    Deangelo Hall is a future HOFer. Norman could learn alot from him.
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    Toast Hall has as much of a chance of getting in the Hall of Fame as Johnny Cocaine, DeMarcus Purple Drank and the Steelers Cheerleaders.

  11. Why didn’t he sign the franchise tag?
    Why did they pull the franchise tag, if in fact they were prepared to pay him that much?
    What kind of deal will the Redskins offer him, given his age?
    Forgive me, but I never heard of him before this past season. However, I was extremely impressed with his handling of the media in the wake of the OBJ game😆

  12. Re: comments of his being “overrated” and whatnot, the key question is “would Washington be getting an upgrade at a position of need?” YES

    Re: comments that he’s not worth 16 million — has the terms of the offer been announced or something because I’ve seen NOWHERE that the Redskins are offering 16 million. Let’s wait and see what the actual offer is before saying the Redskins are overspending. At this point, that’s a premature comment.

    Equating Josh Norman with past fiascos such as Albert Haynesworth or Adam Archeletta are not slam dunk comparisons IMO…Norman has a much higher chance of success in DC, based on age and skillset.

    That said, I do agree that the Redskins general fiscal responsibility as of late has charted a good blueprint for success, and while I would expect Norman to get a good contract in DC, I would hope it would be structured so that the team could meet all of it’s needs for years to come. That’s really the key…not just the dollar figure. No team has a roster full of guys playing for vet minimum…that’s just silly. Instead, it’s how it impacts their ability to fill out the whole roster, and that remains to be seen…

  13. Sign Josh Norman and use the draft to shore up the Dline, add that to Preston Smith, Ryan Kerrigan and Junior Galette and that D is vastly improved. For all of you morons saying that Josh Norman is not a top 10 CB and a product of the Panthers system, keep smoking that crack.

  14. If you think Chris Culliver is a better corner than Josh Norman, you are a complete moron

  15. That front 7 is terrible and we will see how good josh really is.ODB scored on him the last time we played him and thats with carolina de who is very stout up front.

  16. Logical is oblivious to this as he is still down in his moms basement crying and hugging his RGIII blow up doll….

  17. The Skins front 7 is not terrible and they will improve it by leaps and bounds via the draft

  18. “Cowboys didnt have Romo.. Eagles were ruined by Kelly.. and Giants just didnt play well.
    Forget a Super Bowl.. i dont see them winning the division again for a long long time.”

    News flash: Romo is made of glass, the Eagles are being ruined by Roseman now, and the Giants fired the wrong guy. Better get used to the Redskins controlling the division for a while.

    Hail

  19. I’m sure the Redskins think they’ve made “legit offers” to Kirk Cousins, but he wanted more and they’ve settled upon using the franchise tag. Until we see a contract signed, it’s premature to judge the wisdom of this move.

  20. HaHa Redskins please sign this cancer of a player. LogicalVoices is calling for the superbowl LMFAO

  21. raaz227httr says:
    Apr 22, 2016 11:13 AM
    OBJ with his tail between his legs..
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    Beckham played one of the worst games of his career and still left with 50 yards and the game-tying TD against Norman. I’m certain OBJ is licking his chops at this potential signing.

  22. ecbutler says:
    Apr 21, 2016 9:46 PM

    “Ill never get why players, especially with only a handful of years left, would leave a championship contending team for ones that not. I would take a small pay cut if it gave me the best chance of retiring with a ring.”

    EC, it was the Panthers who decided to cut bait, not Norman. And I don’t know what, if anything, Carolina was offering in a long term deal, but the difference between the $13.9 million franchise tender and what he may get from Washington will be huge.

  23. 13.9 Million and to play on a team that most likely will be in the hunt for a superbowl. Sounds pretty good. Let’s see what he gets offered.
    The Redskins will be fine in the East for a while as it is a complete mess. From Chicago and I would love to have Dallas, NY and especially Philly twice on our schedule

  24. 49ers not serious about him. They are trying to seem interested so their fan base doesn’t get pissed that they aren’t spending their cap space and default on their PSLs.

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