Report: Josh Norman, Not Bashaud Breeland, to Follow Odell Beckham Jr. Sunday

WASHINGTON — Redskins corner Josh Norman will follow Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., during Sunday’s game, according to a report from ESPN’s Britt McHenry.

Norman will go “anywhere Odell goes… except for the slot,” a source told McHenry. The Redskins (0-2) and Giants (2-0) meet for the first time Sunday at MetLife Stadium and, apparently, will give everyone the matchup fans have been waiting for all offseason.

Bashaud Breeland had primarily been assigned to any top receivers the Redskins faced in the first two weeks, Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown in Week 1 and Dallas’ Dez Bryant last Sunday.

However, the Redskins switched assignments in the second quarter against the Cowboys, having Norman follow Bryant instead of Breeland. Norman also flipped to the right side of the field for some plays and lined up in the slot.

McHenry reports the Redskins coaching staff wanted to switch assignments sooner, but “didn’t want to upset Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland.”

“Breeland wasn’t pleased with the team’s decision to assign Norman to the No. 1 receiver the past two weeks,” McHenry says, “so the Redskins backed off.”

They have since reversed course and Norman will now follow opposing teams’ top receivers.

“We’re going to let him earn the $75 million,” the source told McHenry.

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