Washington officially cuts Paul Richardson, Josh Norman, two others

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Washington announced the release of four players Friday, making the departures of cornerback Josh Norman and receiver Paul Richardson Jr. official.

Norman, 32, saw his defensive snap count drop from 100 percent in 2018 to 53 percent in 2019 as he landed in the team’s doghouse. He was scheduled to make $12 million in salary in 2020.

He spent four seasons in Washington without a Pro Bowl and only seven interceptions.

Richardson, 27, was due to make $6.5 million this year.

He caught only 48 passes in 17 games over two seasons, but made nearly $17 million to do so.

Washington also cut defensive back Kenny Ladler and defensive end Chris Odom.

Ladler played only one game in 2019 but saw action on 70 defensive snaps and 21 on special teams. He has appeared in six career games with Washington and five games for other teams.

Odom played four games in 2019 and made two sacks, seven tackles and a forced fumble.

14 responses to “Washington officially cuts Paul Richardson, Josh Norman, two others

  1. Both of Odom’s sacks and his lone forced fumble were against the Panthers in Rivera’s swan song. In fact, Odom’s strip sack was the last play of Rivera’s Panthers tenure aside from one ensuing kneel-down.

  2. Norman spent four years in DC? Damn!

    Let this be a lesson to all NFL front offices. Don’t overpay CBs in their late 20’s.

  3. I had to look up Paul Richardson. Man, how bad do you have to be to sign some guy who got 700 yards receiving in a year as his best output to 40 million?

  4. Lots of cap room for the Redskins.

    Will THIS be the year they made good decisions ?

  5. Norman still made a ton of money on that contract. He ought to thank Gettleman for rescinding the franchise tag.

  6. jjackwagon says:
    February 14, 2020 at 3:42 pm
    Norman spent four years in DC? Damn!

    Let this be a lesson to all NFL front offices. Don’t overpay CBs in their late 20’s.
    _______________________

    The real lesson is don’t overpay anyone, PERIOD! Only 20-25% live up to the contract they signed so that means 75-80% don’t, that’s a 1 out of 4 or 5 chance of that player living up to the money you paid them so its not worth taking the chance and putting your team in cap hell for years.

    Here’s an FYI about SB winning QBs, 13 times since 2000 a QB on their rookie contract, a back-up or low-budget QB has won the Super Bowl…………. 13 times in 20yrs and in that same time frame only 4 times has a top 5 paid QB won the SB! So the odds say if you pay a QB too much you probably put the whole team at a disadvantage for years!

    With all of the analytics in football today you’d think this fact would be a HUGE red flag for teams!

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