UPDATE: Contract details
Josh Norman's Bills contract: $2.8M salary ($1.5 guaranteed), $1.5M roster bonus paid on the 5th day of the league year. Gets another $500K if he's on 53-man on Week 1. Then $200K workout bonus, up to $1M in per-game roster bonuses, incentives based on PT, INTs, Pro Bowl All-Pro.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) March 11, 2020
Bills CB Josh Norman's one-year deal is loaded with prove-it elements. He gets a $1.5 million roster bonus in a couple days, and has a $2.8 million base ($1.5M is guaranteed).— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 19, 2020
There's another $1.5 million in per-game rosters, a $200K workout bonus, $2 million in incentives.
Josh Norman spent 4 years with the Washington Redskins, but his time here ended with him getting benched and then released during the offseason. Norman went from All-Pro corner with the Carolina Panthers to be replaced by guys signed off the street on a weekly basis in the second half of last season.
Norman signed a record 5 year, $75 million deal with the Redskins after the Panthers placed a franchise tag on him, but then decided to rescind it, making him a free agent. Norman started 54 games and recorded 7 interceptions, 8 forced fumbles, 43 passes defended, and 235 tackle for the Redskins. His release saved Washington $12.5 million this year, leaving $3 million in dead cap.
Now Norman has reunited with his former Panthers Defensive Coordinator, Sean McDermott, who is now the Buffalo Bills head coach. Norman was an All Pro before playing under Joe Barry and Greg Manusky.
Norman gets a 1-year deal worth $6 million with has incentives that could increase his pay day to $8 million. That is a far cry from the $15 million he was getting here, but his play has fallen off, and people have questioned him for the last two seasons.
He turns 33 this year, and needs to prove he can still play at a high level. If he can't show out in his old system, he might show himself out of the league quickly.
Josh Norman spoke to several teams following his release and quietly visited Buffalo. He decided on a one-year deal with the #Bills because of his familiarity with the defensive system and the talent around him, including Tre’davious White on the other side of the field.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2020