WR Jordan Norwood - Free Agent
|5-11, 179||Born: 9-28-1986||College: Penn State||Drafted: ---|
2016 Week 1 vs CAR (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Norwood returned two punts, but saw limited offensive snaps and could not secure his lone target, an overthrown out route at the end of the first half.
2016 Week 2 vs IND (4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Norwood returned punts and worked his way into the receiver rotation by the 2nd quarter. He flashed a nice spin move after his first catch, turning a short out route to the right side of the field into a first down pickup. Norwood finished the day with 24 yards on 3 catches(4 targets total).
2016 Week 3 vs CIN (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Norwood mixed into the third WR slot throughout the day and even lined up once as the tailback on a curious 1st quarter play. Siemian took the snap under center and handed it to Norwood off left tackle, where he was tackled for minimal gain. Norwood could not secure either of his 2 targets on the day.
2016 Week 4 vs TB (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Norwood secured both of his targets for 25 yards, one each from quarterbacks Siemian and Lynch. He also returned punts.
2016 Week 5 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Norwood remains entrenched as Denver's punt returner, and saw extensive snaps from the slot as the Broncos went with 4WR and 5WR sets for the majority of the 2nd half. He saw 3 targets and recorded both his catches on the Broncos final scoring drive of the game that ended in a Demaryius Thomas touchdown.
2016 Week 6 vs SD (7 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec)
Norwood got to work early, starting in the slot and catching his first target of the game on Denver's first offensive drive for a short gain that failed to convert a 3rd down. Norwood gathered another pass near the line of scrimmage on the next drive for minimal yardage, then converted 3rd and 8 with a quick slant over the middle. Norwood caught another short out route for a gain of 6 in the 3rd quarter. Norwood reeled in another catch late in the 4th for his biggest gain of the day(11 yards). He handled all punt return duties and stepped in on kickoff returns as well after Cody Latimer left the game with a concussion.
2016 Week 7 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Norwood caught a short out route on the left side of the field during an early 3rd down attempt in the 1st quarter. Norwood should have had a touchdown catch at the beginning of the 4th quarter, as he hauled in a beautiful over the shoulder corner route in the end zone, but he seemed unaware of the positioning of his feet and failed to get both of them down in bounds. He also handled punt and kick return duties.
2016 Week 8 vs SD (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Norwood's only reception was a short crossing route from the right slot for a gain of 9 in the 1st quarter. He let a pass bounce off his hands in the 4th quarter, leading to a San Diego pick-six.
2016 Week 9 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 56 / 1 rec)
Norwood caught a beautiful 36 yard touchdown pass from Siemian in the 2nd quarter, lining up in the slot and faking a slant before booking it to the corner of the end zone. Siemian faked a handoff left and rolled out right on a bootleg before loading up the deep throw to Norwood for the score. Norwood had another nice reception down the seam in the 4th quarter for a gain of 20 yards.
2016 Week 10 vs NO (3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Norwood was not targeted until the 4th quarter. He made a diving catch on his first look from Siemian and fell just short of the goal line. He was targeted 2 plays later on an out route, but was driven out of bounds at the 2 yard line after securing the catch. Norwood's last catch of the game was an out route from the slot position that picked up a 1st down. Norwood also had a solid punt return in the 4th quarter that set the Broncos up on the 50 yard line for their final scoring drive.
2016 Week 12 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Norwood had a rough day as a punt returner. He muffed a 2nd quarter punt which he recovered on the 2 yard line, putting the Broncos in terrible field position and leading to a safety. He also muffed a punt and lost it in the 4th quarter, simply letting the ball bounce off his face mask. Norwood was targeted deep on a post route to start the 4th quarter, but his defender knocked the ball away as he tried to secure the pass.
2016 Week 13 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Norwood was overthrown badly by Lynch on his only target of the day, a curl route late in the 2nd quarte
2016 Week 15 vs NE (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Norwood's woes in the return game as he muffed the Patriot's first punt of the day, resulting in a turnover in Denver territory. He simply let the ball slide right through his arms as he attempted to field it. The Patriots capitalized with a field goal on the ensuing drive. Norwood later got walloped on a 3rd quarter punt return by Barkevious Mingo. His bad day ended with a lost fumble after his only reception, as the Broncos attempted to drive down the field in the final seconds of the 4th quarter. Norwood secured the catch and was attempting to pick up yards after the catch when a defender punched it loose from behind. New England recovered the ball to ice the game.
2016 Week 16 vs KC (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Norwood secured his only target of the day, a deep comeback route down the right seam at the end of the 2nd quarter, as the Broncos attempted one last offensive drive with less than 2 minutes in the half. Norwood was replaced on punt returns by Khalif Raymond, who had his own issues on kickoff returns.
2015 Week 20 vs NE (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Norwood saw only a few targets, two of which he caught, one for a first down. Otherwise he was merely a punt return specialist and performed adequately there.
2012 Week 4 vs BAL (10 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Like Little, Norwood could only cash in on 4 of his 10 targets, but he had the opposite problem. When open, Norwood caught the ball (often with his body) and collected YAC. But tougher catches with a defender in the vicinity were a different story. In traffic, Norwood didn't demonstrate a "my ball" mentality. On a quick crosser, he lost a ball that was ruled incomplete but looked perilously close to a fumble. He dropped a third-down pass in the third quarter that forced the Browns to settle for a Phil Dawson field goal. Down 7 on his final drive, Weeden gunned one to Norwood in the end zone. Ed Reed tipped the ball but it was catchable and bounced off the receiver's shoulder pads.
2012 Week 5 vs NYG (9 / 9 / 81 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Jordan Norwood was a good possession receiver for the Browns on Sunday but his stat line might inflate his actual performance on the day. Norwood had a lot of catches on the final drive of the game in garbage time as the Giants were playing soft zone and gave up a lot of underneath routes to Norwood. Norwood made a lot of catches on short underneath patterns. Norwood displayed amazing concentration after catching a pass that had been tipped at the line and flung wildly into the air. He made some athletic grabs over the middle on slants and deep in's but some were against very soft zone defense. Weeden leaned on Norwood the most on Sunday to move the chains but this kind of performance suited the game style and cannot be relied upon every week.
2011 Week 1 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Had a target late in the game. He is currently 4th or 5th on the depth charts in Cleveland and will not factor into the games much right now.
2011 Week 8 vs SF (6 / 5 / 32 / 0 rec)
Norwood got some more playing time with injuries to the Browns WR core and had a couple nice catches on third downs to keep the chains moving. Nothing spectacular but seemed to be a safety valve for McCoy.
2011 Week 9 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Norwood's only target was a 6-yard completion on 2nd and 7, when the game was essentially in hand for the Texans, but it did help keep the lone TD drive for the Browns alive, helping to set up the eventual 4th down conversion.
2011 Week 10 vs STL (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Norwood had a couple of short catches over the course of the game and missed on good opportunity. He was just a split second late turning his head on a 12 yard out and the ball got on him too fast and went right over his head. It was a timing route that should have been a first down.
2011 Week 11 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 51 / 0 rec)
Jordan Norwood came out of nowhere to surprise JAX defense with two big plays, only one being a catch, Norwood was able to haul in a tightly contested pass over the middle of the field between many defenders from the slot. He was then able to make the first tackler miss and ran all the way into the redzone before finally being caught. Norwood later drew a pass interference penalty going deep which really set up his team nicely once again. Norwood failed to make any other impression on the game but perhaps showed enough to warrant some extra playing time for his team.
2011 Week 12 vs CIN (5 / 4 / 69 / 1 rec)
After setting up the Browns with a 36-yard reception down the right sideline (a reception that should have gone for a TD), Norwood again benefitted from a stumbling defender on a 24-yard TD to cap the opening drive for Cleveland. On the 36-yarder, Norwood had maybe a half step on the CB Nate Clements, but as QB Colt McCoy released the ball in Norwood's direction, Clements lost his balance and left Norwood all alone along the sideline. Because McCoy threw the ball when Clements still had decent coverage, the ball was placed too close to the sideline for Norwood to do anything after the catch. Three plays later, McCoy found Norwood for the TD catch when Clements fell down again, leaving the rookie wide open in the endzone to make the easy catch. Norwood may not have the elite prototype body and skill set of fellow rookie Little, but he appears to be the more consistent, reliable receiver for the Browns.
2011 Week 13 vs BAL (5 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Norwood was the most successful Browns receiver, dropping considerably less than his teammates. He showed good quickness after the catch and found space on short catches. He made a nice snag on a low pass over the middle but dropped a much easier pass in the second quarter.
2011 Week 14 vs PIT (4 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Norwood is yet another talented young player on this Cleveland team. He has the skills to run precise and quick routes and is well-equipped to work the perimeter or the slot. Hopefully, Shurmur's offensive mind can right the ship next season and utilize the skills of players like Norwood and Little. His two catches came on the team's final drive, down by 11 points, the definition of garbage time.
2011 Week 15 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Norwood had some nice catches and was primarily used on third downs. Wallace seemed to target him on third downs often, and Norwood was able to convert on some of the throws. While Norwood is not too exciting for fantasy he does seem to have a role in the Browns offense.