Del-Falcon21 Posted June 28, 2011 Share Posted June 28, 2011 Norwood Says He’s Healthy and Ready for 2011June 28th, 2011 Matt Loede Posted in 2011 Free Agency, NewsFree agent running back Jerious Norwood says he’s completely recovered from the torn ACL that ended his 2010 season, Ross Dellenger of The Clarion-Ledger reports.“I’ll be ready to roll this football season,” Norwood said on Friday. “(Rehab) is pretty much over with.”Norwood tore his ACL in Week 2 of the 2010 season, which the former third-round pick out of Mississippi State played under a “Second Round” tender. A new collective bargaining agreement is expected to make Norwood an unrestricted free agent, and Norwood’s agent, Don Weatherall, says teams have inquired about Norwood’s health.“They’re asking how healthy he is,” Weatherall said, adding that “it’s just too early” to tell where Norwood will be next season.In 57 games with the Atlanta Falcons over the past five seasons, the versatile Norwood has 1,995 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground, with 96 receptions for 912 yards and three touchdowns out of the backfield. Norwood also averaged 25.5 yards on 103 kick returns between 2007-08, but has not been used in that role the past two seasons.The Falcons may be more inclined to re-sign Jason Snelling, who has 937 yards and six touchdowns rushing the past two seasons working as the No. 2 behind Michael Turner. Atlanta also used a fifth-round pick on Oregon State’s Jacquizz Rodgers, who possesses many of the same attributes as Norwood, albeit in a smaller package. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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