Josh Norman Rumors: Thursday

9:56am: The Steelers are not pursuing Norman, Jason La Canfora of tweets.

9:09am: Schefter (on Twitter) adds the Jets and Titans to the list of teams that have called on Norman. However, the Jets are only doing their due diligence and cannot afford him, Manish Mehta of the Daily News tweets.

8:51am: Josh Norman‘s representatives heard from as many as ten teams on Wednesday, including the Steelers, Buccaneers, Dolphins, and 49ers, a source tells Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (on Twitter) adds the Rams and Bears to the list of teams that have reached out to the top cornerback. The 49ers, Steelers, Dolphins, and Washington have expressed the most interest in Norman so far, Adam Schefter of (Twitter link) hears.

[RELATED: Panthers Pull Franchise Tag From Josh Norman] Josh Norman (vertical)

Norman’s camp is all about exceeding an average of $14MM per year while still shooting for $15MM/year, Jason La Canfora of tweets. Interestingly, he says that his camp does not seem as caught up in total guaranteed money. Last offseason, Darrelle Revis inked a five-year, $70MM deal with a whopping $39MM fully guaranteed. Norman, apparently, would like to edge that AAV while understanding that he won’t approach that gaudy guarantee.

Yesterday, the Panthers shocked the football world when they rescinded the franchise tag from Norman, making him an unrestricted free agent in the later stages of the NFL offseason. The Panthers gave Norman’s agent permission to pursue a trade at his request, a league source Person, but the Panthers decided to cut him loose when that path did not bear fruit. Apparently, the specter of a holdout that gone into training camp and the preseason was not appealing for Carolina.

Norman, 28, enjoyed a career-year in 2015 as he was named to the All Pro first team and selected for his first Pro Bowl. After producing career highs in both interceptions (four) and passes defensed (18).

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  1. Clark

    To the person in the last thread that called me a bandwagoner I’ve been a pats fan all my life and I doubt a bandwagoner would defend Brady the way I have since bandwagoners only care about winning. But I put the pats down because they did sign Revis a couple years back so anything could happen if they were to sign Norman a backfield of Norman, Butler, Ryan, McCourty, and Chung would be the best in football

    • MiamiPhins34

      Dude no one cares

      • Camden

        Lmao hopefully the phins grab him. Not like the pats usually like to pay people anyway

    • UnanymousSuperBowler

      Except the fact that the managers of most nfl teams wont look at having 3 moderately expensive cb’s on their team, so…theres no reason for the pats to go for this. And bandwagon is an accurate categorization if you think that way,

  2. Dallas Robinson

    I’m not sure I see the fit with the 49ers. Look what happened when Chip Kelly tried to bring in a zone corner (Byron Maxwell) to play man in Philadelphia. The Titans and Jags (the latter of whom isn’t mentioned here but has the most cap space in the league) make a lot more sense.

  3. Clark

    Coming from a bitter Dolphins fan who hasn’t won a super bowl since Super Bowl 7 #Facts

    • Camden

      Hashtag? what are you 15

  4. Forget all those teams Norman an come to CHICAGO , a lockdown corner is a much needed piece in a massive defense this yr , look at who you will be playing with, Hicks , Freeman, Trevathan, Mcphee, Houston, Young, Porter, Fuller, Goldman, Rolle, Amos and the 1st round monster Buckner I’m sure Chicago will land one of the top pass rushers in this draft come to CHICAGO and be apart of something special this season , #beardaf***down or LaydaF***down…….

    • UnanymousSuperBowler

      You do relize the whole point of this is to discuss possibilities not try to advertise a crappy team.

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