The Washington Redskins have landed the first visit for free agent CB Josh Norman on Friday, and reportedly have already offered him a contract. He unexpectedly became a free agent on Wednesday when the Carolina Panthers rescinded the franchise tag they had place on him.
Norman is looking for a big deal, reportedly seeking $15+ million per year. The Redskins currently have ~$12 million in cap space for 2016, but could easily make room with a few cuts. Chris Culliver is recovering from another ACL injury, but his suspension this season triggered a clause in his contract that eliminated all remaining guaranteed money. McCloughan indicated that the Redskins would keep Culliver earlier in the offseason, but things can change when other options become available. Other salary cap moves could include restructuring or extending player's contracts.
Source: Free agent CB Josh Norman has a visit to the #Redskins tomorrow. They get first crack— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 21, 2016
Josh Norman’s deal, when complete, expected be between $14 to $15 MIL per year, per sources. 5-year deals being discussed with Wash and SF.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2016
However, Norman has changed agents, so it would be a few days before he could finalize anything with the new team, source also says.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) April 21, 2016
The Skins have a very legit offer on the table for free agent CB Josh Norman I'm told. 49ers' interest is very strong as well among others— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 21, 2016
— *Joshua R. Norman (@J_No24) April 22, 2016
If you wanna wear #24 still...if you wanna play for a team with tradition...If you wanna play your boy twice a year ...come to death row!— Duke Ihenacho (@NachoLyfe) April 22, 2016