NFL News: Jordan Norwood played running back for Bucs

It didn’t take Jordan Norwood long to find a home when he was cut by Cleveland recently. Thanks to the NFL’s pre-season structure and teams’ propensity to sit starters in the fourth game, Norwood not only got signed by Tampa Bay, but was featured prominently in their game last night. Norwood had one reception for 25 yards, one kickoff return for 28 yards, two smaller punt returns and seven carries for 26 yards. Additionally, Norwood was the target as a receiver when the Buccaneers drew a 29-yard pass interference penalty.

It’s really surprising to find out that Norwood was rushing the ball for the Bucs in the fourth quarter. Norwood was a guy who frequently showed signs of being a competent third receiver, but oftentimes his durability came into question. But there he was last night carrying the ball for 7, 2, -2, 1, 7, 11, and 0 yards in each of his carries.

It doesn’t mean much because it was the fourth pre-season game. Also, thanks to Twitter, we also know that Norwood was playing due to what he called an “emergency situation.”

We’ll see if Norwood showed enough to find a way into the final cut of players for the Buccaneers’ roster.

[Related: NFL Preseason: Cleveland Browns 18, Chicago Bears 16]

  • mgbode

    “Woke up feeling like I played running back last night… wait”

    I am now a Jordan Norwood fan. That’s great.

  • Natedawg86

    Seneca Wllace is retiring today

  • mgbode

    when you are beat out twice for a QB job in the NFL by Colt McCoy, I’m not so sure that’s your decision.

  • Natedawg86

    Oh, so he had a note in his locker?
    “I ain’t hold’in no clip board”

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    As soon as Mike Holmgrum finds a new sucker I mean job Seneca will be in like Flynn.

  • So Seneca to Oakland?

  • Shadow_play

    The Browns should have kept him as RB, as of right now, there is no depth there.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    I laughed At the assumed sarcasm. I

  • Shadow_play

    ASsumed sarcasm of course, but is i really a bad idea?

  • Harv 21

    Beautiful comment by Norwood, but really not so funny, a slight guy being thrown as shark chum to a bunch of fringe defensive guys desperate to impress their team. And he can’t say no, being fringe himself. It’s a cold business.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    Asking a guy who struggles to stay healthy as a WR to play HB…yes, it is pretty much horrible, lol.