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Josh Norman, Redskins reportedly agree to a very expensive contract

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There's a new stud cornerback in the NFC East.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on a contract with star cornerback Josh Norman, according to a report from NFL insider Rand Getlin. The deal is said to be worth up to $75 million over five years with $50 million guaranteed. That's a lot of money.

Norman unexpectedly became a free agent this week after the Carolina Panthers rescinded their franchise tag offer to him. Norman, who turns 29 this season, was a big contributor to a Carolina defense that helped the Panthers reach Super Bowl 50.

The Philadelphia Eagles will now have to face Norman on Washington's defense twice a year. It'll also certainly be interesting to watch Norman go up against Odell Beckham Jr. twice a year. Norman and the New York Giants wide receiver have feuded on and off the field.

Norman is a good player, but the Eagles have experience with big money free agent cornerbacks who haven't lived up to expectations (Nnamdi Asomugha, Byron Maxwell). Philadelphia will hope Washington made the same mistake the Birds have in the past.

Maybe Norman can help Washington actually beat a team with a winning record this season since they were unable to do that last year.