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Player spotlight: Browns wide receiver Jordan Norwood

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 10, 2010


Height: 5-11. Weight: 180 pounds.

College: Penn State. Age: 23.

Experience: Norwood spent 13 weeks on the practice squad of the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

Fast fact: In four years at Penn State University (2005-08), Norwood recorded 185 career receptions for 2,015 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The latest: When the Browns signed Norwood to their practice squad on Monday, he started his second tour of duty in Berea. He signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2009. The Browns later waived him on September 5, 2009, and he eventually joined the Eagles last season.

What's Norwood saying?

On his progression since he left the Browns: "I'm a year into being in this league and I kind of got a better idea about what it's all about. I think my approach is a little bit different, but other than that I'm about the same."

On receiving another opportunity with Cleveland: "I'm excited. I'm excited to still be in this league, and I'm glad the Browns gave me an opportunity."

On what he'll need to do to stick around: "I know what they expect from players here just from being here last year. It's hard work to be a good football player obviously. I'm just gonna try to do the things to make myself better and hopefully I'll make my teammates better being on the practice squad."

On the hardest part of adjusting to a new team: "It's a little tough coming in after training camp, like it was when I went to Philadelphia last year after training camp here. Training camp is the time when guys really bond, so the toughest part is kind of getting in the mix and that kind of thing. Other than that, football is football. I know a lot of these guys here, but I'm kind of quiet anyway, so I don't mind keeping to myself."

On noticing a different attitude in the Browns' locker room compared to his first stint with the team: "It is different. There's a lot more confidence. There's a lot more excitement. I think last year there was a lot getting used to each other. I think there were a lot of new players here, obviously a new coaching staff, so I think everybody has kind of settled into everything and the way things work around here. "


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