Josh Norman briefly benched during Redskins’ mistake-filled loss to Saints
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By redskins writer

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas danced on the sideline, spinning his forearms around each other, as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome blasted the Big Tymers song “Get Your Roll On” during “Monday Night Football.” It was just the third quarter, and the visiting Washington Redskins were, indeed, getting rolled.

The Redskins’ defense was embarrassed on national television as the unit imploded, allowing Drew Brees to set the NFL’s career passing record in the first half of Washington’s 43-19 loss.

Things got so bad that the team started the second half with star cornerback Josh Norman standing on the sideline while rookie Greg Stroman took his spot. That didn’t go well, as Tre’Quan Smith ran right by Stroman for a 35-yard touchdown to end the first drive of the second half. Norman was back on the field the following drive.

“We talked about some things at halftime,” Coach Jay Gruden said about Norman. “Had to cool him down a little bit. Everything’s fine. It’ll be back to normal, and he’ll play the rest of the year.”

Norman said there is no need for another conversation between him and...

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