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29 Josh Norman CB

Buffalo Bills

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March 9, 2020 01:56 PM
Bills' Josh Norman: Headed to Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with Buffalo on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The deal can reach $8 million if Norman meets unspecified incentives. Norman was a disaster in his age-31 season for Washington, and it's fair to figure he's over the hill, but at least his job should be less demanding in Buffalo. That's both because he won't necessarily be a starter, and because Sean McDermott's mixed zone coverages should suit Norman better than schemes that demand more man coverage. Kevin Johnson is a free agent after serving as Buffalo's backup outside corner behind Tre'Davious White and Levi Wallace in 2019, and Norman is a common sense replacement for that role, which entailed 377 snaps for Johnson in 15 games. It's also possible that McDermott could envision Norman as something of a swing DB, playing the third outside corner spot while perhaps prepping for backup snaps at the corner-safety hybrid looks played by Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde. Given that Norman was timed at 4.66 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine eight years ago, it makes sense to limit the amount of ground he covers at age 32.

February 14, 2020 10:16 AM
Josh Norman: Released by Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman was released by Washington on Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The move frees up $12.5 million in cap space while leaving a $3 million dead-money charge behind. There was some thought Norman could stay in Washington for a reunion with new head coach Ron Rivera, but the cornerback would've needed to accept a pay cut to have any shot at making it work. The 32-year-old now becomes an unrestricted free agent, and the fact he was released -- rather than having his contract expire -- means he doesn't need to wait until the start of the new league year to sign with a team. PFF graded Norman at No. 111 among 113 qualified cornerbacks in 2019, with the stat sheet showing 40 tackles (33 solo), six pass defenses, one interception, one forced fumble and one sack in 12 games (eight starts). There's still some playmaking ability beneath the eroding coverage skills, so teams could inquire about a position shift to safety.

January 4, 2020 07:20 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Pleased with coaching change
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman is excited about the possibility of working with new head coach Ron Rivera, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

Norman of all people should be the most excited, considering he spent four years with Rivera in Carolina and recently fell out of favor with the since-deposed coaching staff in Washington. The 32-year-old cornerback played just 10 defensive snaps after Week 11 in 2019, with interim coach Bill Callahan benching Norman in November. Rivera's friendly face may be taken as good news, but it doesn't necessarily mean the team will keep Norman around for the final season of a five-year, $75 million contract. Washington can clear up $12.5 million in cap space if the cornerback is traded or cut before Week 1, per overthecap.com.

December 28, 2019 11:40 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Out for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's road game against the Cowboys, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Norman was initially deemed questionable, but he didn't travel with the team so he won't play. The veteran cornerback's playing time has dropped off over the past five games, as he's played just 10 defensive snaps and even served as a healthy scratch once. Norman's time in Washington appears like it could be coming to an end. For the finale, Aaron Colvin, Coty Sensabaugh and Kayvon Webster should fill into starting roles.

December 27, 2019 03:28 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Questionable for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (illness) is questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Cowboys, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports.

Norman has been battling a lingering illness since Dec. 12, though he managed to play through the ailment Week 15 against the Eagles before being left off the field Week 16. With Quinton Dunbar (hamstring) on injured reserve, Washington could have need of Norman during Sunday's regular-season finale.

December 15, 2019 11:52 AM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Ready for Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Norman was able to practice fully Friday, so it's no surprise that he shook off his illness in time. The veteran cornerback has been left off the field on defense over the last three weeks, but the team may need to use him again since Quinton Dunbar (hamstring) is inactive.

December 14, 2019 08:00 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup versus the Eagles.

Norman did participate in practice fully Friday, which would seem to suggest the veteran cornerback could play Sunday, although how much Norman ends up playing likely depends on the status of Quinton Dunbar (hamstring) and Fabian Moreau (hamstring), both of whom are listed as questionable as well.

December 12, 2019 03:16 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Battling illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman did not practice Thursday due to an illness, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Interim coach Bill Callahan called Norman day-to-day. The veteran cornerback has been almost entirely phased out of Washington's secondary, having played just four snaps on defense across the last three contests, so he won't warrant fantasy consideration in IDP formats heading into Sunday's tilt against the Eagles.

November 27, 2019 04:36 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Won't start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bill Callahan said Norman will play Sunday against the Panthers but won't be a starter, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Norman recovered from a hamstring injury before this past Sunday's win over the Lions, but he was nearly a healthy scratch before the coaching staff had a last-second change of heart. Although active, Norman didn't play a defensive snap during the contest. The team looks ready to roll with the same plan, so Jimmy Moreland will likely start in Norman's place.

November 24, 2019 07:12 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Playing through pain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bill Callahan said Norman didn't start Sunday's game against Detroit because he has been playing through an injury, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Callahan would go on to say that it was Norman's decision to be active Sunday and that he wasn't sure Norman will return to the starting lineup once fully healthy. Norman was benched midway through Week 11's loss to the Jets, but it's unclear whether the injury was a factor in that decision. The veteran's practice availability throughout next week will shed more light on his chances to suit up for Week 13.

November 24, 2019 01:48 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Active after all
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Reports surfaced shortly before pregame warmups that Norman would be inactive despite the hamstring issue not being much of a concern. The team ultimately pivoted from that plan, making Aaron Colvin a healthy scratch while Norman dresses for the contest. Though he'll be in uniform, Norman doesn't seem likely to be in store for a major role on defense after he was benched midway through the Week 11 loss to the Jets. Instead, expect Quinton Dunbar, Fabian Moreau, Simeon Thomas and Jimmy Moreland to work as the Redskins' main cornerbacks.

November 24, 2019 10:28 AM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Looking at healthy absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman -- who is healthy after shaking off a hamstring injury -- is not expected to be active for Sunday's game against Detroit, Erin Hawksworth of 1067 The Fan reports.

Norman was downgraded to limited participation for Friday's practice but is assumed to be healthy. While news of the healthy scratch comes as a surprise, it was foreshadowed by Norman's benching in the second half of Washington's loss to the Jets in Week 11. The decision opens the door for more snaps for Fabian Moreau and Simeon Thomas. Expect Moreau and Quinton Dunbar to assume the starting cornerback roles for the game sans Norman.

November 22, 2019 07:12 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Norman was a full practice participant Wednesday and Thursday, but he was downgraded to limited participation for Friday's session. Fabian Moreau would be more heavily relied upon should Norman be unable to play.

November 14, 2019 05:00 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Practices fully Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (hamstring) participated fully in practice Thursday.

It sounds like the hamstring injury Norman dealt with in Wednesday's injury report was a minor issue. If he participates fully again Friday, then he should be on deck for a full workload Sunday against the Jets.

November 13, 2019 06:04 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury.

Norman has already dealt with knee and thigh issues this season, and he's now nursing a hamstring injury coming off Washington's bye. That Norman wasn't held out of practice entirely bodes well for his chances of suiting up against the Jets on Sunday, and if he's able to practice in full Thursday and/or Friday it would put any concerns about his availability to rest.

October 24, 2019 07:08 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Active for TNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (thigh) is active for Thursday's contest against the Vikings, Andrew Groover of NFL Network reports.

Norman was a game-time decision for Thursday's contest, and he appears to have shown well in pre-game warmups. The veteran cornerback will work to contain Minnesota's aerial attack, which will be without Adam Thielen (hamstring).

October 24, 2019 05:16 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Called game-time decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (thigh) is a game-time decision for Thursday's contest against the Vikings, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Norman's chances of taking the field Week 8 appear truly up in the air. His availability will come down to what he's able (or unable) to do in pre-game activities. Fabian Moreau and Jimmy Moreland would play increased roles on defense if Norman were ruled out.

October 23, 2019 05:08 PM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Questionable despite no practices
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (thigh/hand) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Vikings.

This looks like an optimistic designation considering Norman hasn't practiced in two weeks. If he's indeed ruled out, Fabian Moreau and Jimmy Moreland both are expected to see hefty increases in their respective snap counts.

October 23, 2019 01:20 AM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Estimated as non-participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (thigh/hand) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated practice report, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Norman was inactive for Sunday's loss to the 49ers, so it's not a major surprise to see he wasn't expected to practice one day later. The veteran cornerback will only have two practices to prove he's ready to play Thursday against the Vikings.

October 20, 2019 11:56 AM
Redskins' Josh Norman: Can't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norman (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Norman wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week, so his lack of availability doesn't come as much of a surprise. Look for Jimmy Moreland and Fabian Moreau to see increased roles on defense as long as Norman is unable to go.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020BUF00000000000
2019WAS12840337112206
2018WAS161664412303794009
2017WAS1414644717000009
2016WAS1616675215033835019
2015CAR1616564880411046218
2014CAR1410483612026033011
2013CAR70431000000
2012CAR1612735221012207
Total11192416 311.0105 11429146280
 
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Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
12/15/1987
Age:
32
Hometown:
Greenwood, SC, USA
School:
Coastal Carolina
NFL Experience:
9
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