Josh Norman made a last-minute attempt to sign his franchise tag with the Carolina Panthers, according to a league source and multiple reports.
The Panthers made Norman a free agent on Wednesday when they rescinded the tag. On Friday, Norman signed a five-year, $75 million deal with the Washington Redskins.
After being informed that the tag had been rescinded, Norman contacted the Panthers, offering to fire agent Michael George and sign the tag. The tag would have guaranteed him $13.952 million in 2016.
By that time the Panthers had filed the paperwork with the league and decided to move on.