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Josh Norman speaks out on being benched by the Redskins

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The Washington Redskins are not having a good season as the team once again attempts to rebuild itself from the ground up. With the Redskins seemingly trying to move in a younger direction going forward, Washington notably made the decision to bench longtime NFL cornerback Josh Norman on Sunday afternoon against the rival Philadelphia Eagles.

Norman certainly wasn’t happy with the team’s decision but the Redskins defensive back remained cool, calm and collected upon speaking to reporters following his team’s most recent loss.

“I don’t think I’ve spoken in a long time just because I want to be prepared and everything, but I’ve been built up strong,” Norman said, via John Keim of ESPN. “This has made me stronger. I will rise again for it, because that’s who I am.”

As one could imagine based on Norman’s mindset dating back to his years with the Carolina Panthers, the veteran defender definitely believes in himself and still thinks he is an elite cornerback.

“I don’t believe anything,” Norman added, via ESPN. “I am. When you are something you don’t believe it, you go out and do it. Sucks that I can’t prove it right now, but formalities and situations, you’ve got to play the cards you’re dealt. That’s what it is. I was dealt a hand right now, and I’ve got to play it.”

Despite leading the Eagles late in the game, the lowly Redskins simply could not close up shop in Week 15 en route to encountering another disheartening losing effort.