THE NEWS IS IN AND JOSH NORMAN IS HEADED TO BUFFALO!!
Mike Garafolo reported early this morning that the 32-year-old cornerback is heading to Buffalo to reunite with his former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott on a one-year deal with a $6 million base value.
Look this guy may be 32 years old and he may have only racked up 40 tackles last year, but this man can still move. I mean look at those feet.
He’s just two years off of a season where he picked up three passes for the Washington Redskins and recorded 64 tackles with nine pass deflections. Over the course of his 8-year career, Norman has tried to solidify himself as one of the better corners in the game and has done so at times throughout his career.
After a down year in Washington, Norman is now out to prove himself in Buffalo.
He’ll shore up the backside of a secondary that includes Tre’Davious White and one of the best safety tandems in the NFL of Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde.
Norman will also be able to help mentor and bring along young cornerbacks in Kevin Johnson, Taron Johnson and Levi Wallace. All three have been solid in the blue, red, and white, but haven’t been able to develop a consistency. The addition of Norman could develop that consistency for a young group of corners.
Overall, it’s a good signing for the Bills and Norman will be a great addition to one of the top defenses in the league.