12up Logo12up Logo

Redskins CB Josh Norman Won’t Start Against Panthers Despite Being Healthy

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 13: Josh Norman #24 of the Washington Redskins warms up prior to the game against Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins v Miami Dolphins | Mark Brown/Getty Images

Josh Norman's tenure with the Washington Redskins is nearing an end, albeit in an embarrassing manner. Signs were hinted this past weekend, in which Norman was originally an healthy scratch against the Detroit Lions, before being activated less than an hour later. His effort on special teams showed just how much he appreciated that gesture.

Entering Week 13, Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan revealed that Norman won't start this Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, even though he's healthy.

Callahan did, however, state that Norman will be playing against his former team, so it just remains to be seen in what capacity he will be on the field.

In Week 12, Norman saw just two snaps, both on special teams. It'll be interesting to see if he gets similar treatment in Week 13.

After having his franchise tag rescinded by the Panthers in 2016, Washington signed Norman to a five-year, $75 million contract. Norman never lived up to the contract, as he only regressed since his glory days in Carolina.

While Josh Norman has one more year remaining on his deal, it's unclear if the Washington Redskins would just opt to release him outright in the offseason. Either way, Norman's days with the Redskins appear to be numbered.