The New Orleans Saints reached a contract with totally free representative offensive take on Storm Norton on a one-year agreement, per his representatives at JL Sports. Norton, 28, went into the NFL as an undrafted totally free representative out of Toledo back in 2017, at first signing with the Detroit Lions. He’s bounced around a fair bit throughout the years given that — spending quality time with the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and the XFL’s Los Angeles Wildcats in 2020 — however he’s best understood for his three-year run with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Norton began the majority of the 2021 season at best take on for the Chargers, however he’s mainly played as a backup swing deal with on both the right and left sides. Pro Football Focus charting charged him with enabling 59 quarterback pressures (9 sacks) and drawing 6 charge flags in his only season as a starter, so he most likely isn’t somebody the Saints desire playing heavy minutes.
Still, that’s excellent experience to have on the depth chart, specifically if it’s a one-year leasing. The regards to Norton’s agreement with the Saints have actually not been divulged however it’s not likely to be a substantial quantity of cash. Norton might have gone back to the Chargers on a limited totally free representative tender valued at a little over $2 million, however they selected to let him leave. If he didn’t get even that much each year with New Orleans he ought to not factor into the compensation selects formula for the 2024 draft. If he signed for the veteran’s minimum, which appears likely, it will barely affect the wage cap at all. But remain tuned.
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