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Dave Gettleman is helping make Washington better.Which is more than former Washington cornerback Fred Smoot thinks Norman is doing.Smoot told NBCSportsWashington.com that Norman wasnt close to living up to his contract Dwayne Haskins Redskins Jersey , suggesting they part ways with him now instead of next offseason.You have to ask yourself, Where am I expendable?' Smoot said. Im going to look at that big cap number that Josh Norman has and thats going to make me want to release him.After Gettleman pulled the franchise tag from Norman in Carolina in 2016, Washington quickly gave Norman a game-changing five-year, $75 million deal. While hes been good, he hasnt been great, and Smoot thinks the $11 million Norman is due this year is too much.You wouldnt go to a used car lot and try to pay new car prices, would you? Smoot said. At the end of the day, for what we pay for this guy, were not getting that return on that investment. Im sorry, we paid too much for the car, its time we trade it back in.Of course, cutting him now might save some cap room, but it would leave them lacking at the position at a time when there arent replacements to be found in free agency or the draft. And it would create another unexpected market for Norman, who would quickly find another home. NEW ORLEANS (AP) Alvin Kamara climbed into the Superdome stands, stood in the first row with his arms folded and soaked in the adulation of fans who were relishing their decision to stick around after all had looked lost.Kamaras celebration of his 18-yard touchdown reception had an air of presumption, given New Orleans still needed a 2-point conversion to erase what had been a 15-point deficit when the Washington Redskins scored with 5:58 left in regulation. Then again, the Saints confidence was understandable; they havent lost in more than two months.Kamara climbed back down in time to take a pitch into the end zone for the needed conversion, and the Saints won their eighth straight when Wil Lutzs 28-yard field goal capped a 34-31 triumph in overtime.We just kind of hung in there. Guys believed, said Saints coach Sean Payton, whose mind seemed to be racing as he labored to recall details of the frenzied final stretch. There were a lot of things happening in a short period of time.Drew Brees passed for 385 yards and two touchdowns, going 11 of 11 for 164 yards and his only two touchdowns on New Orleans final two possessions of regulation. His first TD went to tight end Josh Hill from 3 yards out with 2:53 to go and the last to Kamara with 1:05 left.I tip my hat to Brees. Thats what he does. Thats what great quarterbacks do. But at the end of the day, weve got to make plays, said Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger, whose first-quarter interception was Brees first turnover in four games. We didnt do our job. We beat ourselves for sure.The unlikely comeback made New Orleans the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to win eight straight after starting 0-2.We havent encountered a game like this in a while Terry McLaurin Jersey , and it was great to watch the team rally, said Brees, whose team won its previous seven games more convincingly. We have the confidence to win in a lot of different ways. We have the personnel to do it and the right attitude to do it.The Saints (8-2) set up their final drive by stopping Samaje Perine on third-and-1 at the two-minute warning when a first down would have allowed Washington (4-6) to run out the clock.Washington moved into winning field-goal range in the final minute of regulation, only to be pushed back by a fluky grounding penalty that appeared to result from Kirk Cousins miscommunication receiver Jamison Crowder, followed by a sack.The Redskins received the ball first in overtime, but the Saints hobbled defense, which gave up more yards than in any game during its winning streak, forced a quick punt thanks in part to Cameron Jordans sack.We had a surplus of emotion and a surplus of confidence, Jordan said. That was the difference-maker.Mark Ingram capped a 134-yard rushing performance with gains of 20 and 31 yards on back-to-back carries to set up Lutzs clinching kick.Cousins passed for 322 yards and three touchdowns, finishing 22 of 32 with no interceptions. His touchdowns went for 40 yards to Ryan Grant, 16 to Chris Thompson and 7 to Jeremy Sprinkle. Grants TD, which made it 24-13 in the third quarter, capped a drive extended by a successful fake punt on fourth-and-1 from the Redskins 15-yard line.Perine carried 23 times for 117 yards, including his 1-yard TD.HOBBLED DEFENSENew Orleans entered the game without veteran safety Kenny Vaccaro and then lost top cornerback Marshon Lattimore on Washingtons first possession when he twisted his left ankle diving to break up a pass in the end zone. Leading tackler A.J. Klein (ankle) also missed his first game.The Redskins gained 456 yards their second most this season against a defense that hadnt allowed more than 347 yards in any game during New Orleans winning streak.QUESTIONED CALLCousins said he understood why the pivotal grounding penalty was called when he threw to an empty spot where Crowder had vacated, but he disagreed with officials interpretation.If he had turned and looked at me and the ball had been 10 feet over his head, I can just say the ball slipped out of my hand, Cousins said. Thats what I didnt understand how do you separate an inaccurate throw from no eligible in the area? I felt like an eligible was in the area, so I threw it in the area.INJURIESRedskins: Running back Chris Thompson was carted off the field with what the Redskins said was a broken right fibula in the third quarter.Chris was one of our best players if not our best player this year, Cousins said. Its going to be challenging to continue to move the ball with all the guys weve had injured, but well find a way.Guard Shawn Lauvao left in the first half with what team officials described as a stinger. Reserve defensive end Terrell McClain left in the first half with an injured toe.Saints: Lattimore tried to return for the first defensive series of the second half, but lasted one play. Defensive end Alex Okafor left in the fourth quarter, favoring his left leg.UP NEXTRedskins: Host the New York Giants on Thanksgiving night.Saints: Travel to Los Angeles to play the Rams.
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