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Robert McClain

CB Norman a free agent, Panthers rescind franchise tag offer

The NFL free agent cornerback market just got more interesting.

Josh Norman, one of the league's top corners, became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday after the Carolina Panthers surprisingly rescinded their non-exclusive franchise tag offer to the All-Pro and wished him well — someplace else.

Norman, 28, elected not to sign the franchise tag offer from the Panthers which would have paid him $13.9 million in 2016 while holding out for a long-term contract. The two sides could never agree on monetary compensation.

Now Norman can sign with any team.

"After a number of conversations with Josh's agent we realized that a long-term deal was not...

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