Reactions To Josh Norman Signing’s Matt Bowen writes that Josh Norman played with a “high-risk, high-reward mentality” while with the Panthers, a product of the team’s “zone-heavy defense.” Some fans may expect the cornerback to transition into more of a lock-down defender, but the writer notes that Washington will put Norman in a position to succeed.

Bowen predicts that defensive coordinator Joe Barry will use Norman in a variety of different formations, whether it be a deep three-man zone coverage or man-on-man opportunities. Ultimately, the writer believes it was a good signing for Washington, especially considering the presence of Odell Beckham and Dez Bryant in the division.

Let’s check out some more notes surrounding Washington’s signing of the All-Pro cornerback…

  • The Panthers reportedly offered Norman $44MM over four years, tweets Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.
  • The signing of Norman may remind some in Washington of the lucrative deal signed by Albert Haynesworth in 2009, writes’s Mike Florio.
  •’s John Keim says the signing follows Washington’s recent trend of “unexpected” but “impactful” additions. The team added wideout DeSean Jackson in 2014, and they signed linebacker Junior Galette last offseason.
  • While the 49ers were reported to have interest in Norman, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes that the organization never made a hard push to sign the corner. The writer adds that Norman never scheduled an interview with the 49ers.
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  1. dstuart

    Someone tell the dumb ass leading the 49ers that he has the most cap space in the league and that he’s the GM and that Free Agency started

      • dstuart

        What about Daft Punk? Can’t rule anyone out at this point


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