If Dallas Cowboys' fans had a choice, they probably wouldn't want to see Josh Norman covering Dez Bryant two times a year. Unfortunately for them, that may be exactly what's on the horizon.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora has confirmed that the Washington Redskins have extended legitimate offer to the former Carolina Panthers' All-Pro cornerback, and a deal could get done as early as Friday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins and 49ers are the front-runners to land Norman.
The Carolina Panthers shocked the football world on Tuesday by rescinding the franchise tag they had placed on cornerback Josh Norman, making him a free agent immediately. The 28-year-old was slated to earn $13.9 million for the 2016 season under the tag. Norman was named a first-team All-Pro in 2015, recording 56 tackles, four interceptions (two returned for TD's), and three forced fumbles. It is reported that Norman is seeking a long-term deal worth $16 million dollars a year.
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