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San Francisco 49ers sign Josh Norman

Jan 3, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman (29) returns an interception against the Miami Dolphins in the third quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman (29) returns an interception against the Miami Dolphins in the third quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Josh Norman, Fox Sports and NFL Network reported Sunday.

The 33-year-old’s new deal has incentives that would take his salary to a maximum of $2.5 million, per NFL Network.

Norman has played nine seasons in the league for the Carolina Panthers (2012-15), Washington Football Team (2016-19) and Buffalo Bills (2020). He earned his lone All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection in 2015.

In 120 career games (95 starts), Norman has collected 15 interceptions with three returned for touchdowns. He also has 440 tackles, 83 pass breakups, 13 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and one sack.

He played just nine games for Buffalo last season, making three starts.

The signing comes just one week before the Niners open their season at the Detroit Lions. San Francisco’s official team website lists Jason Verrett and Emmanuel Moseley on its official depth chart as the starting outside cornerbacks.

–Field Level Media