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Josh Norman ready for 'something new and fresh' after Redskins release

Josh Norman ready for 'something new and fresh' after Redskins release”

"Now I can start something new and fresh".

In releasing the player, the Redskins - who are yet to officially confirm the roster move - will save $12.43m in salary cap space.

Ron Rivera, Norman's former head coach with the Panthers, is now operating in that role with Washington, which led some to believe the Redskins might try to keep the cornerback.

In the midst of the National Football League offseason, while teams prepare for the free agency period and the draft, the value of a young player can often be lost.

Josh Norman ready for 'something new and fresh' after Redskins release

The fifth-round draft pick was named first-team All-Pro after the 2015 season but failed to agree terms on a new long-term contract in Carolina, leading to him becoming an unrestricted free agent.

It's hard to see any legitimate Super Bowl contenders looking to break the bank for Norman with a new contract, so he'd have to make a sacrifice if he wants to win a title.

He often was on the wrong end of some long receptions with the Redskins, though there were times when he anticipated safety help that didn't come. He was benched late in the season and appeared in just two of the Redskins' final six games. He also was asked to play different styles than what made him successful in Carolina, where he played a lot of cover-2 zone. Even as the Redskins needed to sign other cornerbacks off the street, they held firm to not playing Norman.

Unfortunately for Washington, Norman never played up to his deal.



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