Washington Releases Josh Norman

With Jets in need of a corner is Josh Norman worth the risk

With Jets in need of a corner is Josh Norman worth the risk

The team has wasted no time in cutting ties with a few loose ends this offseason after already parting ways with cornerback Josh Norman.

Norman informed NBC Sports Washington of the move Friday morning.

At 32 years old, Norman would be counter to the youth movement that seems to be in play with the Texans' cornerback group with Gareon Conley, Vernon Hargreaves, and Lonnie Johnson. "Now I can start something new and fresh". Bungled by injuries, he appeared in just 17 games in two seasons and totaled 507 receiving yards with four touchdowns on 48 receptions.

Washington had inked Norman to a $75 million deal before the 2016 season but never got the anticipated return on the investment. The fifth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft played for the Carolina Panthers for his first four seasons before joining the Redskins in free agency.

Once a budding star playing for Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers, Norman quickly grew frustrated with Carolina's unwillingness to pay him like a top cornerback. That year saw him and the Panthers reach the Super Bowl, where they were beaten by the Denver Broncos.

Shortly after the news dropped, Norman took to Twitter and reacted with happiness.

Last year, former coach Jay Gruden said Norman's play had not risen to superstar status the team expected when they signed him.

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