Redskins Shopping Josh Norman

While the Redskins finally seem ready to discuss Trent Williams, they are also eager to see if a taker for Josh Norman‘s contract emerges. Washington has called teams about the veteran cornerback, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets.

Obstacles stand in the way of a possible deal, however. Norman is due nearly $6MM over the rest of 2019 and has battled hand and thigh injuries, missing Week 7. Norman played last week against the Vikings, however. The former Panthers All-Pro also has not lived up to the $15MM-AAV contract he signed in 2016.

Pro Football Focus grades Norman as its No. 98 overall corner (out of 112 full-timers), further sliding him down the cornerback hierarchy. Norman will turn 32 in December and is signed through the 2020 season. It would cost Washington just $3MM in dead money to release Norman in the offseason, and the move would save the franchise $12.3MM.

This marks the latest Norman trade rumor; a report last week indicated the eighth-year defender was being floated around. With the Redskins sitting at 1-7 through the first half, it makes sense for the team to consider dealing veterans not part of the long-term picture.

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  1. jacobsigel1025

    Eagles should just give a 6th and take a flier on him it won’t hurt

    • crosseyedlemon

      Irony would best be served if he ended up with Beckham as a teammate. He was never an elite player after those two had their notorious battles.

  2. bush1

    Nobody is touching that dude at that horrific salary. He’s washed up.

  3. Phattey

    Bruce Allen was overheard saying that he wants a first and a star player for Norman and that he will accept nothing less

    • bush1

      Bruce Allen is an idiot and delusional. Nobody wanted Norman for free on that dumb contract.

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