Eels Happy to have prevented Norman from Slipping Away

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If you should bump into Corey Norman at the local boozer in the near future, you might be able to coax a drink or two out of the newly minted Parramatta Eels multi-millionaire.

Norman has re-signed with the Eels for a three-year period for a reported $2.1 million.

It is something of a risk for the Eels, but given their results for the 2016 NRL season, it could be a case of What Have We Got to Lose.

Norman was one of the few bright spots for Parramatta before having time called on his season for a series of off-field misconduct issues. The Eels had money to burn after the drama of the salary cap that dogged them, mainly from releasing Kieran Foran, who to the best of our knowledge, is not moving to the U.S. to have a go at professional gridiron.

Securing the services of the 25-year old Norman is viewed as a coup that was critical from perspectives of the club’s retention and recruitment goals.

Other announcements are expected regarding some players whose futures were in limbo until the Eels figured out exactly how much they had in the bank under NRL salary cap regulations.