Cornerback Josh Norman has been a hot commodity ever since the Carolina Panthers rescinded his franchise tag just a couple of days ago.
The top team vying for his services is the Washington Redskins, who Norman visited with on Friday. Washington reportedly has “a very legit offer” for him, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Norman is seeking $16 million per year, which would make him the highest paid corner in the NFL.
Though, a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter says that the New Orleans Saints are making an attempt to sign Norman as well.
As CB Josh Norman is with Redskins, Saints are making strong push to sign him, per sources. Decision down to Redskins and Saints.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 22, 2016
It has also been reported that the San Francisco 49ers, who have the second-most available cap space in the NFL, are strongly interested in Norman as well.
If the Saints are going to make a serious play for Norman it would take some major restructuring of existing contracts to make signing the cornerback possible. As it stands right now, the Saints have the least amount of available salary cap (approximately $3.44 million) in the NFL.
Though, in regards to Washington, the team isn’t exactly loaded with available salary cap space either. They have only $11.11 million free at the moment, which means contracts might need to be restructured in Washington, depending on how Norman’s is laid out.
With Norman in such high demand, it would be shocking if he remained a free agent past this weekend.