Redskins agree to terms with All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman

WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Norman’s agent says the cornerback has agreed to terms on a contract with the Washington Redskins on Friday.

Agent Michael George confirmed the deal in an email to The Associated Press.

Norman, one of the NFL’s top corners, became a free agent Wednesday after the Carolina Panthers rescinded the franchise tag, which would have paid him $13.9 million next season. The 28-year-old was holding out for a long-term contract.

Norman had a career-high four interceptions, 16 passes defensed and 56 tackles last season for the NFC champion Panthers.

He posted the hashtag “Hail” with several emojis on his verified Twitter account to announce he’d picked the Redskins over other suitors, and several new teammates congratulated him and welcomed him to Washington.

Norman’s deal with Washington is reportedly a five-year worth $75 million, with $50 million guaranteed.

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