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Andrew Norwell | Guard | #68

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 325
College: Ohio State
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Jaguars signed OG Andrew Norwell, formerly of the Panthers, to a five-year, $66.5 million contract.
The deal includes a whopping $30 million fully guaranteed and easily makes Norwell the highest paid guard in the league. The Jaguars were not among the teams reported to be suitors for Norwell, but the move makes sense. With Patrick Omameh headed to free agency and A.J. Cann at best a replacement-level player, Jacksonville needed better guard play if they intend to remain a ground-and-pound offense. This signing all but guarantees that is the plan moving forward. Already a solid RB1, this is just more good news for Leonard Fournette. Mar 13 - 8:21 AM

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North Jersey's Art Stapleton reports free agent OG Andrew Norwell has narrowed his three finalists to the Giants, 49ers, and Colts.

One league source reportedly told Stapleton the Giants are "all-in" on Norwell. The All-Pro guard has been linked to the Giants all offseason, but it appears the cap-flush 49ers and Colts are making one last push. Browns RG Kevin Zeitler received $12 million annually last offseason and Norwell's deal is expected to exceed that.
Mar 12 - 9:02 PM

The Record reports the 49ers are "pushing" for free agent OG Andrew Norwell.

Norwell has been strongly linked to the Giants, but the cap-flush 49ers appear ready to make a splash this spring. The Miami Herald has reported the Dolphins are not expected to be suitors for Norwell's services. What we know for sure is that Norwell will not be back in Charlotte.
Mar 12 - 1:36 PM

NFL draft insider Tony Pauline says "belief" around the league is free agent OG Andrew Norwell signing with the Giants is "a done deal."

The top guard on the market, Norwell was one of ex-Panthers GM Dave Gettleman's most-prized discoveries as an undrafted free agent. Gettleman now runs the Giants, who have needs all over the line. At $11.7 million per year, the Raiders made Kelechi Osemele the NFL's highest-paid guard in 2016. Osemele was topped by Browns RG Kevin Zeitler's $12.0 million annually last offseason.
Mar 8 - 12:47 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said it is "going to be tough" to keep impending free agent OG Andrew Norwell.

The writing seems to be on the wall for Norwell, with several reporters and now the coach suggesting he will leave in free agency. The best interior lineman available, Norwell should be able to land whatever deal he is looking for on the open market. Helmed by former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman, the Giants are expected to have interest in Norwell.
Mar 1 - 11:12 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports the Giants are expected to "make a concerted effort" to sign impending free agent OG Andrew Norwell.

The dots connect easily here. New York is desperate for offensive-line help, and Norwell was signed as an UDFA in Carolina by new Giants GM Dave Gettleman. 26-year-old Norwell figures to be one of the hottest names on the market in two weeks and could reset the guard market after the Browns made Kevin Zeitler the league's highest-paid guard as a free agent last offseason. Norwell isn't expected to re-sign in Carolina with so much money tied up in the Panthers' line.
Feb 27 - 9:15 PM

The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person believes it is "highly doubtful" the Panthers re-sign impending free agent OG Andrew Norwell.

Person believes GM Marty Hurney made his decision on Norwell when he signed fellow OG Trai Turner to a four-year, $45 million extension last year. Carolina probably does not want even more money invested in the guard position, making it likely they let Norwell walk. Easily the best interior lineman available, Norwell will be looking for something close to the five-year, $60 million deal Kevin Zeitler landed last spring.
Feb 26 - 9:40 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirms the Panthers are unlikely to use the franchise tag on free agent OG Andrew Norwell.

The Charlotte Observer had the same report three days ago. New/old Panthers GM Marty Hurney must believe he already has too much money tied up in his offensive line. Norwell would be due roughly $14.3 million under the tag. Norwell is Rotoworld's No. 1 free agent guard.
Feb 22 - 1:47 PM

The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person doesn't expect the Panthers to use the franchise tag on free agent LG Andrew Norwell.

Carolina has a ton of money tied up in its offensive line with LT Matt Kalil, C Ryan Kalil, and RG Trai Turner. Tagging Norwell would leave the Panthers on the hook for a guaranteed $14.3 million-ish, money they'd likely prefer to use elsewhere. Norwell, 26, is one of the top overall free agents available.
Feb 19 - 6:15 PM

The Charlotte Observer believes the Panthers are in danger of losing LG Andrew Norwell in free agency.

The Panthers already have a ton of money invested in their offensive line, and 26-year-old former UDFA Norwell is coming off another excellent season. Beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue believes Norwell could be in for a reunion with ex-Panthers GM Dave Gettleman in New York.
Jan 16 - 4:19 PM

Panthers LG Andrew Norwell has hired Drew Rosenhaus as his new agent.

After settling for a one-year contract as a restricted free agent this offseason, Norwell is seeking his first long-term deal. Rosenhaus is familiar with Carolina's inner workings after successfully negotiating a four-year, $45 million extension with RG Trai Turner last month. Norwell is due for a raise after earning PFF's No. 12 grade out of 77 qualifiers at guard last season and may get one now that Carolina has moved on from penny-pinching GM Dave Gettleman.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 01:21:00 PM

Panthers re-signed LG Andrew Norwell to a one-year, $2.746 million contract.

A 2014 UDFA, Norwell has been an under-the-radar, top-end player at his position since taking over as a starter midway through his rookie season. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 8 guard in both 2015 and 2016. Norwell, 25, could be in line for a contract extension at some point this summer.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Panthers tendered restricted free agent LG Andrew Norwell at the second-round level.

The tender is worth $2.746 million. The second-round designation should put other teams off signing Norwell to an offer sheet, but that should not stop the Panthers from working toward a long-term deal. Norwell has been one of the best guards in the league since taking over the starting job in 2014. Carolina also tendered ERFAs C Tyler Larsen and P Michael Palardy.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Panthers LG Andrew Norwell (leg) will return for Week 12.

Norwell missed the past three games. His return is well timed, as the Panthers have lost fill-in Amini Silatolu to injured reserve. Norwell was having a great season before going down.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 01:53:00 PM

Panthers LG Andrew Norwell (leg) will remain sidelined for Week 11.

Norwell is targeting a Thanksgiving return against the Cowboys. Amini Silatolu is starting in the interim.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 03:00:00 PM