'Skins scoop: Redskins break-up with pair of high-priced players on Valentine's Day

Posted at 1:32 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 17:34:35-05

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - On a day that's all about love, the Redskins are in a break-up mood. Friday, Valentine's Day, the Redskins parted ways with a pair of high-priced veteran players.

Josh Norman, the second-highest paid cornerback in NFL history, has been released. Noman, on Twitter, appeared to address the news with a pair of tweets.

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Wide receiver Paul Richardson, whose Redskins career was decimated by injuries, was also released.

Cutting Norman, who was an All-Pro in 2015, will save the Redskins $12 million in salary cap space. Richardson's release frees up $2.5 million.

In four seasons with Washington, Norman played in 58 games but was not selected to a single Pro Bowl. Buried on the bench late last season, for a team that finished 3-and-13, Norman played just 10 snaps in the Redskins' final six games, per NFL Next Gen Stats.

After signing a five-year, $40 million contract with the 'Skins in 2018, Richardson appeared in just 17 games in two seasons - catching only four touchdowns.

In a pair of additional moves Friday, Washington cut defensive back Kenny Ladler and defensive end Chris Odom.

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