Per Garafolo, the move will save Washington $9.5 million, as Norman was due to make $12.5 million in 2020 and will count $3 million against the cap due to dead money on his deal.
Josh Norman was due $12.5 million in 2020 from the #Redskins. They’ll save all of that figure on the cap by releasing him. He’ll count $3 million in dead money.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 14, 2020
It’s not surprising that Washington is letting Norman go. He was once among the league’s elite cornerbacks, but since arriving in the nation’s capital his play has not lived up to that standard.
Furthermore, in recent years it’s been noticed by many that Norman’s focus may not be completely on football.
At the age of 32, Norman will likely land on his feet with a new team in short order, but nobody should expect him to rake in a monster deal in free agency. Last season, appearing in 12 games, he tallied 40 tackles, one interception and one sack.