Former Panthers cornerback Josh Norman offered to sign the franchise tag placed on him by the Panthers after learning Carolina had rescinded it, reports ESPN’s David Newton.
When the Panthers rescinded the tag on Wednesday after reportedly remaining far away on contract talks, Norman called the team and offered to sign the tag and fire his agent.
The Panthers had already filed to rescind the tag, which would have paid Norman almost $16 million in 2016, by the time Norman contacted them and declined his last-minute offer, Newton reports.
“It came out of nowhere. It really did,” Norman said of finding out his tag had been rescinded.
Norman signed a five-year, $75 million deal with the Washington Redskins on Friday.
- Erin Flynn