Sophisticated NFL fans know that when a free agent signing is announced, ignore the initial contract terms. As is the case with @josh norman's five-year, $75 million contract with the Washington Redskins, those numbers are for the headline. The real details come later.
Later came Saturday morning, several hours after the Redskins aggressively added the Pro Bowl cornerback.
All of this essentially means that the Redskins won't be hamstrung by Norman's contract should they want to part ways following the 2017-18 season. Norman will be 30 by that point.
As for this coming season, the salary cap website Sportrac projects the Redskins with around $3.7 million cap space remaining. Looking at the roster, we know Washington isn't done making moves beyond next week's NFL Draft.
One other key point from the NFL Network's Albert Breer.
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