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Eric Norwood | Defensive Lineman | #92

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 260
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (124) / CAR
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Free agent DE Eric Norwood has signed with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Norwood, a 2010 fourth-rounder out of South Carolina, posted one sack in his first two seasons before falling out of the league last year. He had a visit with the Giants back in April but did not get a contract offer. Wed, Jul 3, 2013 11:08:00 AM

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Free agent DE Eric Norwood will visit the Giants.

The fourth-year pro didn't make it out of camp with the Panthers last season. He'd be a long-shot for one of the final roster spots in New York.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 01:58:00 PM

Panthers DE Eric Norwood will enter training camp squarely on the roster bubble.

A fourth-round pick in 2010, Norwood has one sack in 28 career appearances. The Panthers traded up to draft Frank Alexander, re-signed Antwan Applewhite, and may have unearthed a gem in 2011 UDFA Thomas Keiser. Norwood will have to be a high-impact special teams player in order to make the final 53.
Sun, May 13, 2012 01:19:00 PM

The Panthers will use Eric Norwood strictly at defensive end under new coach Ron Rivera after Norwood shuttled between outside linebacker and end in his rookie season.

Norwood played under 50 snaps his entire first year, so it's hard to say he really had any position at all. A standout pass rusher at South Carolina, the 6-foot-1, 252-pound prospect will now try to earn a role in nickel situations. He'll be hard pressed for playing time if free agent Charles Johnson is retained.
Thu, May 12, 2011 11:28:00 AM

Panthers signed fourth-round LB Eric Norwood to a four-year contract, including a $458,400 signing bonus.

A highly productive college pass rusher, Norwood will stay at outside 'backer in Carolina's 4-3 defense. While he's not expected to push James Anderson to start on the strong side, Norwood's talent is undeniable. He should find a way onto the 45-man, game-day roster with special teams value at least.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 02:20:00 PM

The Panthers believe they have a fourth-round steal in OLB Eric Norwood.

Norwood won't start right away, but coach John Fox is already calling him "DPR" for designated pass rusher. He'll also see plenty of time on special teams while brushing up on covering tight ends and running backs in his first season.
Thu, Jun 3, 2010 09:09:00 AM

Panthers coach John Fox confirmed that fourth-round pick Eric Norwood will begin his career at strong-side linebacker.

Norwood is listed at defensive end on the Panthers' website. That's incorrect, although his strength is rushing the passer. Norwood will compete for snaps with Dan Connor and James Anderson while playing special teams.
Mon, Apr 26, 2010 02:08:00 PM

Panthers selected South Carolina OLB Eric Norwood with the No. 124 overall pick in the 2010 draft.

A highly decorated four-year starter with the Gamecocks, Norwood's plus speed and awareness made him a productive pass rusher on the college level. He was projected by most teams as a 3-4 outside linebacker, but he'll be ticketed for the strong side with the Panthers. Expect plenty of special teams work as a rookie.
Sat, Apr 24, 2010 11:34:00 AM

South Carolina OLB Eric Norwood ran an unofficial 4.67 forty at the Scouting Combine on Monday.

Norwood showed up to Indianapolis at a svelte 6'1/245, and this time won't hurt. He projects as a special teamer/No. 3 outside linebacker in a 3-4.
Mon, Mar 1, 2010 02:08:00 PM

South Carolina LB Eric Norwood has decided to stay in school for his senior season.

Norwood declared after the Outback Bowl that he'd turn pro but changed his tune Monday, citing how Wake Forest LB Aaron Curry improved his stock as a senior. Norwood was given a late-round grade by the Draft Advisory Board.
Source: The State
Mon, Jan 5, 2009 02:30:00 PM

South Carolina LB Eric Norwood has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2009 NFL Draft.

A fierce tackler and excellent blitzer who Steve Spurrier asked to shed weight and convert from DE to OLB in 2008, Norwood would fit well in a blitz-heavy scheme like the Giants' or Eagles'. He led the Gamecocks with nine sacks as a junior and racked up a hefty 34 tackles for loss in his final two years.
Thu, Jan 1, 2009 05:00:00 PM

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