Norman had two tackles in Friday's preseason loss to the Broncos.
Norman is locked in as Washington's top cornerback and seems to have stayed healthy throughout the offseason and all of training camp. He didn't have any picks last season, but he made up for it with two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 64 tackles in 14 games. The 30-year-old is the rare cornerback who combines excellent coverage skills with an ability to pile up tackles.
Norman recorded 64 tackles (47 solo), nine passes defensed and one forced fumble across 14 games in 2017. Norman said of his 2017 performance, "I feel like it was really solid," Michael Phillips of the Richmond-Times Dispatch reports. "Really solid. I know when you look back at it overall, when you look at the interceptions category ... I didn't have any interceptions. Shoot, when they don't throw you the ball to your side, how many opportunities or chances can you get?"
It was the first season since 2013 that Norman failed to record an interception, although his 64 tackles -- fourth overall on the team -- were on par with last year's numbers. Norman is currently on track to be the highest-paid player on Washington next season and remains under contract through the 2020 season, although the Redskins can opt out of the deal during any of the next three seasons.
Norman (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Norman was held out of practice to begin the week before upgrading to full participation Friday, which was enough for him to avoid the questionable tag. Though the veteran cornerback has appeared bothered by the knee issue in recent weeks, he should be in store for a full slate of snaps Sunday as the Redskins look to slow down Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals' receiving corps.
Norman sat out practice Wednesday with a knee injury, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Norman's effectiveness in coverage has waned in recent weeks, and the knee issue perhaps partially explains the lapses the high-priced cornerback has experienced. Unless he fails to turn in a full practice this week, Norman won't be at major risk of missing Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but his utility in IDP formats is limited while he's failing to generate turnovers. Norman has yet to record an interception this season, though he's forced two fumbles.
Norman notched a season high nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
Norman was one of three Redskins to play every defensive snap Sunday. He made his time on the field count, as he was effective in the tackle department. The 29-year-old surprisingly has yet to record a pick this season, but will look to fix that Sunday against Drew Brees and the Saints.
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/8/18||@ NO||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|13||12/3/18||@ PHI||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|