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After team fires GM Dave Gettleman, Panthers fans ask Josh Norman to return to Carolina

After team fires GM Dave Gettleman, Panthers fans ask Josh Norman to return to Carolina

Last April, Dave Gettleman was a part of a very surprising NFL offseason move, as the Panthers GM decided to take the franchise tag off of Josh Norman and let the in-his-prime corner hit the free agent market.

This July, Gettleman again finds himself involved in a sudden change of direction, but this time, he's the one being let go.

On Thursday, Carolina parted ways with their former general manager, who had been in charge since 2013.

Shortly after that news made its way around the league, Norman sent out a tweet that consisted of two emojis but said a lot more than that:

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Despite landing in Washington with a rich contract, Norman hasn't been shy when it comes to talking about how much he enjoyed his time in Carolina, and immediately after the team took his tag away, Norman reportedly called them and offered to sign it just so he could stay. Therefore, it's not a stretch to think he harbors some ill will toward Gettleman for the release, and one report indicates Norman isn't the only one who feels that way:

Apparently, Panthers fans still miss their old cornerback, too. Take a look at some of the responses Norman got to his tweet in which supporters practically beg him to return:

Despite those pleas, some of which got awfully intense, Norman is only entering the second year of a five-year contract with the Redskins and should remain in the Burgundy and Gold for a while.

However, there is a potential out for the team after this season if for some reason they want to move on from the defender, which is something those lovelorn Panthers fans can hold on to as they continue to swarm into No. 24's mentions.

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Redskins getting thin at receiver with two more injured wideouts out on Sunday

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Redskins getting thin at receiver with two more injured wideouts out on Sunday

In August, Redskins fans would freak out if they heard Jordan Reed and Terrelle Pryor would both miss a November game.

In November, that news doesn’t carry much worry.

Washington coach Jay Gruden announced that Reed and Pryor, along with center Spencer Long, won’t play Sunday against the Saints.

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Reed hasn’t played in a few weeks as he is dealing with a hamstring injury. It seemed he might have returned last week before a setback slowed down his progress.

In his place, Vernon Davis has proved to be a sturdy backup capable of some big games.

Long injured his knee and while he played last week, he did not practice this week.

Not having Pryor is a bit of a surprise. His ankle injury popped up this week and he will see a specialist next week to examine the joint. In the middle of a disappointing season, the Redskins offense won’t lose much with his absence.

Elsewhere on the injury list, a number of players will be questionable for Sunday’s contest against the 7-2 Saints.

Perhaps most important, Trent Williams is questionable but will probably play.

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Receivers Ryan Grant and Brian Quick are expected to play after undergoing concussion protocol, but that will leave the Redskins with only three fully healthy wideouts: Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Maurice Harris.

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Redskins' Josh Norman earns Week 10 NFLPA community MVP

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Redskins' Josh Norman earns Week 10 NFLPA community MVP

Redskins' Josh Norman is using his platform as a professional football player to help those in need, and this week it earned him NFLPA's community MVP.

The cornerback has been raising funds for youth enrichment programs in the D.C. area, as well as starting a campaign to help those affected in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. 

Norman's foundation, Starz24, provides backpacks and school supplies for children in need and creates initiatives for students at Jefferson Middle School Academy in D.C.. He recently raised almost $100,000 for Starz24's Imagination Team Rooms, a STEM-based "makerspaces" that will be placed in several inner city middle and high schools. 

Then, when Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria back in September, Norman started a social media campaign to help those affected. The campaign brought in $150,000. Norman also donated $100,000 of his own with part of the money going to the Boys & Girls clubs in Puerto Rico.

I look at it as I’m on this earth to help people and help them be the best that they can be,” Norman said. “I have the means to do so. I’m going to do that.

Every week during the regular season, the NFLPA selects a NFL player who is making a difference in their community. They are going to be making a $10,000 contribution to his foundation or a charity of his choice in addition to an in-kind donation on behalf of their supporting partner, Delta Private Jets.

I am so honored to be recognized by the NFLPA for my work in the community,” Norman said. “All of this work is bigger than football. I want to make an impact in the lives of children who need it most and to help develop those children to help change the future.