Norman recorded one tackle, one interception and one pass defensed across 69 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers.
Norman made a leaping interception in the Redskins' own end zone early in the first quarter, setting the tone for a dominating defensive performance from Washington. He now has 39 tackles and two interceptions through nine contests.
Norman (hamstring) was a full participant at Saturday's practice, Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post reports.
Norman was limited Thursday and Friday, but now looks on track to play against the Saints on Monday night, barring a setback. Norman will have a tall task ahead of him as he tries to slow down Drew Brees, Michael Thomas and the Saints' eighth-ranked passing offense.
Norman (hamstring) worked out on the side of practice Monday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
It's unclear what the specifics of Norman's injury are. He's had a bye week to recover and is still not at 100 percent. His participation in practice throughout the week will give a better indication of his status for Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the Saints.
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.
|12||11/22/18||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|13||12/3/18||@ PHI||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/22/18||@ TEN||4:30 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|