49ers add Josh Norman

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A week before they open the season with a game at the Lions, the 49ers have added a veteran presence in the secondary.

Via Jay Glazer of FOX, the 49ers have signed cornerback Josh Norman to a one-year deal.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the deal is worth “up to $2.5 million.”

A Pro Bowler and an All-Pro in 2015 with the Panthers, Norman had the franchise tag applied applied by Carolina in early 2016 before they rescinded it. He promptly signed a multi-year deal with Washington worth $15 million per year, playing there from 2016 through 2019. He played for the Bills in 2020, appearing in nine games with three starts.

Norman, 33, had been a free agent for most of the offseason.

The starters in San Francisco are Jason Verrett and Emmanuel Moseley.

22 responses to “49ers add Josh Norman

  1. Cornerbacks don’t gradually slow down. It is like flipping a switch when they get older. Only 3 starts last year makes it suspect that he can do much this year.

  2. I don’t know about that. At least both guys have started games. The biggest thief ever has to be Chase Daniels this guys made a fortune holding a clipboard for 10 years lol

  3. If it were me I’d trade deebo samuel for stephon Diggs and a 5th for him..deebo is good but not on the field enough for us to win..diggs is passionate about football..package the 5th and whatever we got for jonas and go and get a cornerback that has passion and will stay on the field keep waiting time and energy for a player that they’ll get nothing out of

  4. Sanborn says:
    September 5, 2021 at 7:22 pm
    If it were me I’d trade deebo samuel for stephon Diggs and a 5th for him..deebo is good but not on the field enough for us to win..diggs is passionate about football..package the 5th and whatever we got for jonas and go and get a cornerback that has passion and will stay on the field keep waiting time and energy for a player that they’ll get nothing out of

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    There are so many crazy things about your post

    #1. That you think the Bills would even consider trading away Diggs. The guy who led the league in receiving last year and is considered a brother by Josh Allen

    #2. That you think the Bills would need to throw in a 5th round pick to equal the value of Deebo

    #3. That you think you can get a quality DB for a 5th and 6th round pick (49ers got a 6th round pick and 7th round swap in the Jonas trade)

    #4. This is an article about signing Josh Norman, how did your brain make the leap to trading Deebo Samuel?

  5. When’s the last time he was relevant? Was it Carolina? I don’t remember hearing his name much with WAS. He used to be a stud but DBs usually fall off a cliff after they eclipse 30.

  6. Smells like desperation. Don’t let this signing distract you from the fact that shanahan has a losing record in 3 out of 4 seasons.

  7. faithful49er707 says:
    September 5, 2021 at 7:13 pm
    You can bet Richard Sherman is big mad right now bro!!
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    Sherman had a mental breakdown and was arrested. He only has himself to be mad at.

  8. He played on a Number 1 defense and was good, but benefited from a great pass rush and Luke Kuechly reading QBs mail and calling audibles.
    He earned a rep as a “shut down corner” but only kinda was and took that to the bank.
    Not mad about someone getting top dollar when you can, but never was elite.

  9. All I think of anytime I hear his name is that absolutely nuts exchange they allowed between him and the WR. Should’ve been ashamed of themselves they looked like big children who should’ve been sent to bed without dinner. That should be part of every teaching video for coaches and players for how NOT to conduct yourself on the field of play. Talking bleep is fine, scaring someone with intimidation and then getting alligator arms when they’re scared of the hit over the middle that’s fine too. You want to do that go do it a local playground next to the swings since it’s like grade school bleep.
    On a side note one of the most overrated players in the noise/accomplishment ratio that isn’t a WR.

  10. I kind of envy guys like this. His best days are behind him but he’s made like $100 million.
    Sometimes I read these articles and come across a backup somewhere and think…”He’s still in the league? Only to look him up and discover that he’s been in the league holding a clipboard for 11 years, he’s 33 years old and he’s made $38 million.
    Sign me up.

  11. I loved Norman as a Bill. His play wasn’t great, but he brought great energy to every game.

  12. He was playing decent in Buffalo. Prolly can’t be relied on to bring it for 17 games, let alone 12 games a whole season.

    Not much of a gamble though. He could be gone tomorrow without much loss. Norman is a good player, with a ton of issues staying healthy enough to stay good

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