The Washington Redskins have made two more roster moves on Friday, releasing both DE Chris Odom and DB Kenny Ladler from the roster.
Ron Rivera, Norman's former head coach with the Panthers, is now operating in that role with Washington, which led some to believe the Redskins might try to keep the cornerback.
That honor coincided with Norman's first venture into free agency.
After four seasons in Seattle, Richardson signed a five-year, $40 million contract with Washington in 2018.
He has since registered 235 tackles, seven interceptions, eight forced fumbles, 43 pass defenses and one sack in 62 games for the team. That year saw him and the Panthers reach the Super Bowl, where they were beaten by the Denver Broncos.
He often was on the wrong end of some long receptions with Washington, though there were times when he anticipated safety help that didn't come. He also had a habit of getting lost in coverage and rode the bench in the late portion of the 2019 season. Even as the Redskins needed to sign other cornerbacks off the street, they held firm to not playing Norman.