Report: Bills Agree to Terms With Cornerback Josh Norman

Brayton Wilson
March 09, 2020 - 7:18 am

According to multiple reports, the Buffalo Bills and free agent cornerback Josh Norman have come to terms on a one-year deal with a base value salary of $6 million. NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo was the first to report the signing.

He was released by the Redskins back on Feb. 14 with one year remaining on his contract.

Norman got his NFL career started with the Carolina Panthers when the team took him in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent four years playing under current Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who was the team's defensive coordinator at the time, and became one of the best corners in the game, especially in 2015 when he was a First-Team All-Pro and a Pro Bowler with 56 combined tackles, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 18 passes defended and four interceptions.

To add on to his original report, Garafolo says that Norman spoke to several teams around the league and decided to sign with the Bills due to his familiarity with the defensive system and the talent around him, including Tre'Davious White on the opposite side of the field.

According to Pro Football Focus, Norman's struggles last season placed him 115th out of 119 qualifying cornerbacks with a PFF coverage grade of 43.4.