Norman isn't a lock to remain with Washington for 2019, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.
The Redskins can free up $11.5 million in 2019 cap space if Norman is designated as a post-June 1 release. Of course, the team would then have a glaring hole to fill at cornerback, without any obvious in-house options to replace a player who had 64 tackles (40 solo), three interceptions, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery while starting all 16 games in 2018. The 31-year-old may not be a dominant cover man at this stage of his career, but he's still one of the better players on a middling roster with a cap hit that's right around the new norm for high-end cornerbacks.
Norman had two solo tackles and an interception in Monday's 28-13 loss to the Eagles.
Norman came up huge in the second quarter for the Redskins with an interception as the Eagles were threatening on the five-yard line, but were unable to take advantage despite a 40-yard return. The veteran cornerback has 49 total tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles so far in 2018.
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.
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