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.