Details of Josh Norman's contract reveal some exit ramps for the Redskins | CSN Washington
The Redskins will have a decision to make before March of 2018. That is when his $13.5 million salary, currently guaranteed for injury only, become fully guaranteed. If they want to move on after two seasons they will have paid Norman $36.5 million and will incur a dead cap chart of $9 million. If they decide to hold on to him the cap charge will be $17 million.
Norman will be tested early and often in 2016 | CSN Washington
Right out of the gate Norman will be challenged by All-Pro Antonio Brown of the Steelers, who caught 136 passes for 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns. Then a healthy Dez Bryant comes to town with the Cowboys. He was slowed down with a foot injury and was not his dominant self in 2015. Bryant should be raring to go in Week 2.
Need to know: Norman deal will force tough choices in 2017 | CSN Washington
I think that the deal increases the likelihood that the Redskins will draft a wide receiver early. They had the 2017 cap room to be able to re-sign one or both of Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson. Now they may have to choose to let both of them go. It generally takes a season for a receiver to become productive. If both of their starters are going to be departing McCloughan may want to get a head start on finding their replacements.
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