Report: Josh Norman, Trent Williams Salary Cut for Failing to Attend 90% of OTAs

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 19, 2018

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) lines up against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Consecutive shaky performances has put the spotlight on the Redskins top cornerback, who carries a $20 million cap hit and matching expectations. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
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Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and offensive tackle Trent Williams reportedly had their salaries for the 2018 NFL season reduced after failing to participate in at least 90 percent of the team's organized team activities during the offseason.

On Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reported Norman's base salary dropped from $13.5 million to $13.3 million, while Williams' was decreased from $10 million to $9.85 million.

The 30-year-old corner spent the early portion of the offseason program attempting to navigate a schedule that included OTA practices and his participation in Season 26 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

"I didn't see I was going to be on the East Coast and West Coast at the same time at least twice a week," Norman told reporters in May. "But I'm glad I did it. I'm glad I actually went through with it because it taught me a lot about myself. I grew tremendously. I wouldn't have wanted anything else from it than that."

He added the NFL workouts were like a "cakewalk" compared to learning dances: "This is like picking daisies."

Meanwhile, Williams has remained sidelined after undergoing knee surgery in December. Although it forced him to miss the OTA threshold, the six-time Pro Bowl selection said last month he should be ready to roll in time for training camp.

"I'm very close," he said. "I got the go ahead to do whatever I can. I'm obviously not being too aggressive on it, but I'm extremely close. I'll be ready before camp."

Both players are still expected to play key roles for the Skins this season despite their salary reductions.