Panthers GM on Josh Norman: ‘We want people that want to be here’

Thursday April 21st, 2016

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Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman addressed Josh Norman’s decision to skip some of the team’s workouts just one day after his franchise tag offer was rescinded, according to ESPN’s Trey Wingo.

“We want people that want to be here...that are all in,” Gettleman said.

Norman hit free agency after his franchise tag was removed on Wednesday afternoon. The team had tagged Norman in March after he completed the final season of the four-year, $2.3 million rookie contract he signed with the Panthers in 2012.

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“After a number of conversations with Josh’s agent, we realized that a long-term deal was not attainable,” Gettleman said in a statement on Wednesday. “We thank Josh for all his contributions and truly wish him well.”

Norman finished last season with 48 tackles and four interceptions before earning All-Pro honors for the first time in his career.

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