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Redskins' Josh Norman calls out Panthers: 'You get what you pay for'

Redskins' Josh Norman calls out Panthers: 'You get what you pay for'

Life rarely presents a person with the perfect 'I told you so' moment. So when it does, you have to make the most of it, right?

That's what new Redskins cornerback Josh Norman did on Monday. Appearing on ESPN's Dan Le Batard Show, Norman was asked about the 1-3 Carolina Panthers giving up 300 receiving yards to Julio Jones on Sunday. 

"You get what you pay for," he said of his former team. Such sweet schadenfreude. 

When the topic first came up Sunday, Norman was a bit more subtle. 

But apparently his self-restraint ran out after 24 hours. And why shouldn't it? Norman has good reason to feel slighted. 

For those who don't know the story, Norman spent the first four seasons of his career with Carolina. He made a name for himself by containing top receivers like Jones. 

In all of their meetings last year, Jones managed a combined 9 catches for 113 yards while Norman was covering him. Jones had 10 catches for 107 yards with Norman on him in 2014, a year when Jones had been averaging 99.5 yards per game. 

Norman had a breakout 2015 in which he received several votes for Defensive Player of the Year. But when it came time to negotiate a contract extension this past spring, Carolina didn't want to give their star CB the $14-15 million per year he thought he deserved, according to ESPN.

The Panthers rescinded his franchise tag and parted ways with him instead. 

The Redskins stepped in and signed Norman to a five-year, $75 million deal to make him the highest paid CB in the league. That comes out to $15 million per year if he earns all the non-guaranteed money. 

Through the first four weeks of the season, Norman has continued to shine for Washington while the Carolina defense flounders. 

The Panthers must realize this is a bad look and want to move away from the conversation as soon as possible. 

"I haven't thought about Josh on our defense since the minute he left," defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said via ESPN. 

Sure you haven't, Sean. 

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Cowboys WR Terrance Williams gets 3-game substance abuse ban


Cowboys WR Terrance Williams gets 3-game substance abuse ban

Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams has been suspended three games for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, a ban he will serve while on injured reserve because of lingering issues from offseason surgery for a broken right foot.

The league said Thursday the suspension will be in effect Sunday when the Cowboys visit Washington. After Dallas’ open week and a home game against Tennessee, the final game of the ban will be Nov. 11 at Philadelphia.

But Williams will miss at least three more games after that while on injured reserve. His first possible game is Dec. 9 at home against the Eagles.

Williams was arrested in May on a charge of public intoxication in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, where team headquarters is located. The case was dismissed after Williams completed a state-mandated alcohol awareness education course.

Williams was ineffective before being placed on IR, as he mustered just two catches for 18 total yards over the Cowboys first two games. Dallas will also be without wide receiver Tavon Austin on Sunday when they face the Washington Redskins. Austin is suffering from a groin injury, and expected to be out multiple weeks.

NBC Sports Washington's Ethan Cadeaux contributed to this story.


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Adrian Peterson's kids and the Internet are why he designed that shoe-in-facemask shirt


Adrian Peterson's kids and the Internet are why he designed that shoe-in-facemask shirt

Luke Kuechly was just trying to make a tackle.

During the Redskins-Panthers Week 6 matchup, the Carolina star dove to wrap up Adrian Peterson and, like many, many, many before him, failed to bring the RB down.

Unfortunately for Kuechly, something else happened on the play that is going to help it live on much longer than your routine defensive mistake.

That something, of course, is that Peterson's cleat came off in the collision and lodged itself in Kuechly's facemask. And the uniqueness of that is why Peterson is now selling T-shirts commemorating it:

"I thought it was pretty cool," Peterson said Thursday in the 'Skins' locker room when asked why he felt moved to create the shirts, of which there are three to choose from on his site. "My kids got a big kick out of it. Obviously, the Internet did as well."

No. 26 has carried the ball 2,651 times in his career but said he's never had an attempt go like that one that involved his footwear and Kuechly's headgear.

However, because he's a legend, Peterson was able to deal with the lost shoe and still go on to pick up a nice chunk of yards as well as a first down.

"As I'm breaking free and I feel my shoe coming off, the only thing on my mind is, 'OK, let me make sure I plant my foot in a way where I don't slip,'" he explained. "That was the only thing I was focusing on on that play."

Will Kuechly get a shirt, though? After all, without him, they wouldn't exist in the first place.

"I might send him one," Peterson said.

What's lower: the odds of Kuechly wearing that shirt should Peterson ever send it along or the odds of another shoe finding its way into the linebacker's facemask? 

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