PHOENIX — Jay Gruden met with reporters on Tuesday morning at the NFL’s annual meeting and, for more than an hour, the Redskins head coach fielded questions on a wide range of topics, including how involved he’s been in the team’s free agent decision-making, Josh Norman’s future in Washington and Alex Smith’s long-term outlook.

Here are The Athletic’s 16 takeaways from Gruden’s lengthy and informative session at the Arizona Biltmore:

1. Gruden said Josh Norman’s roster spot in Washington is not in jeopardy, despite a recent 106.7 The Fan report suggesting “there’s a push in the Redskins front office and on the coaching staff to move on from” the 31-year-old cornerback.

“He’s got a skill set that we still like,” Gruden said. “I think he’s a productive guy that’s a sure tackler. Physical. Fits in that mold that we’re trying to get. I still think he’s gonna help us in…



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