The Buffalo Bills are eager to improve on their AFC Wild Card finish in 2019 and have made one of their first forays in the offseason. They acquired seasoned Washington Redskins corner Josh Norman on a one-year contract.
Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk reported that the 32-year-old defender will be moving from the Redskins for a $6 million deal with the Bills. This is a great landing spot for a one-time All-Pro cornerback who was nothing more than a person to fill the numbers for the Redskins during the 2019 season.
It's a great move for Norman to be picked up by the Bills after his time with the Redskins ended. It's also a great coup for the Bills that they got him after seriously chasing after him late last month:
“We have looked into him and even talked to him,” Beane said, via the team’s website. “Nothing more than that. I’m sure he may have some other teams that he’s looking at beyond Buffalo. Probably a similar situation to Greg Olsen, he’s in a spot where he’ll be able to choose where he wants to go. I don’t know what his plan will be of whether we’ll come to any type of agreement.”
Norman was an okay albeit underutilized corner for the Redskins last season. He finished 2019 with 40 tackles, 1.0 sacks, one forced fumble, six pass deflections, and one interception for two yards. It's possible that he'll get the chance to compete for the starting job with the Bills, but his acquisition may be more of one to add depth to the roster.
Bills fans hope more signings come their way as they're only a couple of pieces away from seriously making damage in the AFC next season.