A day-by-day Broncos player breakdown is something we've been doing since our days at BroncoTalk nearly a decade ago. This year the tradition continues as we look at the Denver Broncos roster heading into the 2015 season in our 90-in-90 series.
Today we take a look at wide receiver/returner Jordan Norwood.
Name: Jordan Norwood
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5-11 Weight: 180
Age: 28 Experience: 6
College: Penn State
Jordan Norwood was looking like the feel-good story of the Broncos 2014 training camp before he tore his ACL last August. Norwood spent his rookie year (2009) with the Philadelphia Eagles after being waived by the Cleveland Browns who signed him as an undrafted free agent earlier that year. He then spent 2010 - 2012 with the Cleveland Browns until he was again waived in August 2013. A few days after being waived by the Browns he spent a few days on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster before again being cut.
Norwood's story could have easily ended there. However the Broncos saw something in him, and Norwood was looking to be their return man before the injury last summer. Norwood's injury gave Isaiah Burse a chance to make the roster instead. Now Norwood and Burse are just a few of the wide receivers on the Broncos roster fighting for a spot.
The good: It's always helpful when receivers can also work as returners. Solomon Patton has been getting more chances at returning than Norwood, but that could change in the last three preseason games. Norwood has been getting great reviews during camp, especially about his versatility. It looks like he is completely recovered from his ACL injury which is a small silver lining of getting injured before the start of the last season.
Norwood and Osweiler also look to be very comfortable with each other which can only help Norwood's case to make the roster. Norwood is also currently ahead of several other wide receivers on the Broncos last depth chart including Solomon Patton, Jordan Taylor, Bennie Fowler, and Isaiah Burse.
The bad: Norwood has a lot of competition and if he can't keep his hands on the ball he may lose his spot. Norwood can't have any more drops like he had in the Seattle preseason game.
Quotable: Gary Kubiak talking about Norwood during training camp:
"He's done a really good job. He's very smart. Today, we actually did some things with him moving him in the backfield and stuff, but I think that Jordan can do a lot of things. We'll see. I'd like him to be able to return for us. He got a couple last week. They weren't very good opportunities, but hopefully we'll get him some more."
Status: I think Norwood makes the roster as the Broncos 4th or 5th receiver.