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CSN: Redskins reportedly interested in Norman

Apr 21, 2016, 10:15 AM EDT


The Redskins are interested in Josh Norman’s services, according to Adam Schefter. Tandler looks at why McCloughan might want to make such a move and how they could afford it over on

  1. bangkokben - Apr 21, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Redskins being linked makes sense, since they always are. I doubt they can make cents. Culliver’s cap hits the next three years are consistent at $9,250,000. No matter how low you start Norman’s, his hits will exceed that easily in the following years to bring his APY to his asking price.Why give Norman $16M/year for one really good year on a really good defense? He has SEVEN career interceptions and last year was the first year he was a full-time starter. He started just 22 games in the previous three seasons combined. He will also be 29 so he likely has three seasons at the same level as last year at best. Way too risky.

    • redskinsfan1982 - Apr 21, 2016 at 11:17 AM

      Incorrect Culliver had 16 million I guaranteed in his contract 8 million of that was paid last year and the remaining 8 million was voided when he was suspended. If we release Culliver we save 5.5 million (9.25 million saved minus the 3.75 in dead cap hit).

      • bangkokben - Apr 21, 2016 at 11:50 AM

        You’re missing my point. Culliver’s cap hits were/are:
        2015 $4,250,000
        2016 $9,250,000
        2017 $9,250,000
        2018 $9,250,000

        Norman wants a contract that averages $16,000,000 A YEAR! Even if the cap hit in the first year is $6,000,000 as Rich suggests. A three year contract would hypothetically have hits of $16,000,000 in 2017 and $26,000,000 in 2018. No matter the structure, it is all about the guarantees.

        Imagine if he gets injured in the 1st year of his deal. I doubt he’ll have a clause that voids some of the guaranteed money.

        • redskinsfan1982 - Apr 21, 2016 at 12:17 PM

          If he got injured in year one you are correct it would hurt us big time, but the same could be said for any big signing such as Kerrigan or Williams. I’m not saying we should sign him, but if McCloughan thinks it’s the right move I’m good with it. At this point I would rather have Norman at 14-16 per than Culliver at 9.25 coming off his second major knee injury.

        • bangkokben - Apr 21, 2016 at 1:18 PM

          And I’d rather have any draft pick than a $16M/year corner back that is 29, started 16 games in just one year, entered the concussion protocol each of the last two seasons, and has only been “shut down” in ONE year on a defense that is full of talent.

        • hail74 - Apr 21, 2016 at 2:06 PM

          I’m with you Bang. Do like and Carlina and build a monster front seven, will make the DBs look better than they may actually be. Then, like Carolina, you can allow them to walk when to expensive. Remember just a couple years ago they lost all their starting DBs.

  2. smotion55 - Apr 21, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Once the dust settles he may go back to Caroline for less. He is not nearly as good as he thinks he is and 16 million is Bulllll Pooooooop. I am all in for saving money on Culliver’s contract but 2 wrongs don’t make a right. Never did and Never Will

  3. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Apr 21, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Is Josh Norman a scheme fit for us Rich?

    Per this post, he is in cover 3 zone most of the time, often playing the ball with his back to the WR (that’s how he got his 4 interceptions last year, at any rate):

  4. kenlinkins - Apr 21, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    If the Redskins CUT Culliver, Riley, Roberts and Lauvao that would be about $15.5 million savings in 2016 and about $15 million for 2017. The Redskins should be able to back fill these four guys if they sign Norman and use that freed Cap Space. The problem is, that money was ear marked to resign a few home grown guys in 2017 (i.e. Reed, Cousins, Breeland). Could the GM make it work? Yes, Should he make it work, I just do not know!

  5. ajbus1 - Apr 21, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    He’s asking for Revis money without the track record. I don’t think Scott McC will give him that kind of mula. And let’s ask ourselves, what do the Panthers know that we don’t? I feel like there had to be reasons to break off negotiations and just let him walk.

    • bangkokben - Apr 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM

      I think the Panthers rescinded the tag because he’s asking crazy money. Now that the market has “dried” up, he can test the waters and the Panthers can MAYBE work a deal out that his more in line with his value. Janoris Jenkins is getting $12.4 and Sean Smith is getting $9.25. He should get something in line with Jenkins — maybe a tad more but maybe not due to the timing he is hitting the market.

  6. pyroman99 - Apr 21, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Oh boy, the latest bright shiny object for people to drool over. We have a plan – let’s stick to it. Coming up with the money to pay what Norman seems to want will mess up the Skins’ salary structure, and pretty much eliminate the spending flexibility need to re-sign our own guys. I’m not saying that Norman wouldn’t be a good addition, but not at the price. And there are other teams in far better position to outbid us.

  7. goback2rfk - Apr 21, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    I dont give a sh|t about the numbers of the contract. Norman is a baller. Lets go Norman!! Norman!!! Norman!!!!

  8. goback2rfk - Apr 21, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    Breeland and Norman combo? Are you fucckking kidding me! Hell yeh! Lets get this contract done GM Archives

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