A team will certainly get better by acquiring Josh Norman, unfortunately that team will not be the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora, the Steelers will not pursue the former Carolina Panthers' All-Pro cornerback. It appears that the Steelers inquired about Norman, but he is seeking a long-term deal worth $16 million a season. This is simply something the Steelers can not afford with only $3.5 million dollars in available cap space.
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.
The Steelers will look to find the franchise's next star corner in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft.
The Steelers are not pursuing and will not pursue Josh Norman.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 21, 2016
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