Norris signed a contract with the Redskins on Thursday. Norris didn't see any regular-season action during 2019 after being cut by the Panthers in August, but he'll now get a chance to compete in Washington. The 26-year-old could offer the Redskins some upside as a special-teams contributor.
Norris was cut by the Panthers on Saturday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Norris appears back to full health after ending the 2018 season on IR due to a toe injury. The special-teams ace will look to catch on elsewhere in the league.
Norris (toe) participated in OTAs and minicamp, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports. Norris sustained a toe injury last October and it was serious enough to require season-ending surgery. The 25-year-old signed a two-year contract with the Panthers in March. Norris may be limited to a role focused on special teams this coming season, as he has yet to see a defensive snap in a regular-season game over 28 career contests.
The Panthers placed Norris on injured reserve Tuesday with a calf injury, Max Henson of the team's official site reports. Norris had appeared in 11 of the Panthers' 12 games this season, with all of his snaps coming on special teams. He'll be replaced on the 53-man roster by fellow linebacker Spencer Paysinger, whom the team signed to a contract Tuesday.