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    Rams to sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    Jim Thomas has just posted on his Twitter;

    jthom1 Jim Thomas
    Atl rb norwood in house!

    Was personally hoping for Snelling, but looks like we finally found our backup RB.


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    Rams sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    Quote Originally Posted by jthom1
    Atl rb norwood in house!
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    Not quite sure if "in house" means he's been signed or is visiting, will update with better confirmation one way or the other. Not sure he'd add the exclamation point for a visit, so we may be looking at the Rams' new back-up RB.

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    Re: Rams sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    i like norwood better then snelling. just because he is faster.. i don't like having two bruisers. i'd rather have a smash and dash.
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    Jerious Norwood

    Rams hosting Jerious Norwood. Seems like he is on board if they get the numbers right.

    He is doing the chat and Jim Thomas talking to him, etc....


    I think it is just coming down to the #'s now....With Norwood's knees the medical team will have to triple check him out...

    It's probably him or Ronnie Brown. I think Norwood is a better fit.

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    Re: Rams sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    If healthy, Norwood would be a nice addition as a change-of-pace/home run hitter type.
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    Re: Rams sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    A little bit of background on Norwood. He was drafted by the Falcons when Devaney was working for them, so there's some history there.

    Just turned 28 a few days ago. Norwood tore his right ACL in September, and has a history with injuries. In his five-year career with Atlanta, he has rushed for 1,995 at a 5.3 yards per carry average, amassing 7 touchdowns. He's also caught 96 passes for 912 yards and three touchdowns.

    The Falcons were not interested in bringing him back, as detailed in this article...

    Falcons part ways with Jerious Norwood
    9:33 am July 28, 2011, by D. Orlando Ledbetter

    The Falcons have officially parted ways with running back Jerious Norwood, according to his agent Bus Cook.

    “We just talked (to the Falcons) a little bit and he’s got to move on,” Cook said this morning in a phone interview. “Hopefully he can stay healthy.”

    Cook said yesterday teams were mostly working on rookie deals and said he had some calls about Norwood, who is hoping to re-sign with another team.

    “If he can stay healthy, he is a great player,” Cook said. “I hope it works out for him because he’s an even greater person. You know that.”

    Norwood (5-11, 209) was drafted in the third round (79th overall) of the 2006 draft.

    Norwood flashed his speed and appeared set to have a long career as a third-down back and kickoff return specialist.

    Over his five seasons with the Falcons, defenses had to respect Norwood’s speed, but after a durable collegiate career at Mississippi State, he’s had trouble staying on the field because of injuries. Out of a possible 80 regular-season games, he played in 57.

    In 2006, Norwood rushed for 633 yards. In his second season, he rushed for 613. In 2008, the only season that he played in all 16 games, he rushed for 489 yards.

    In 2009, he played in just 10 games (concussions and hip flexor) and rushed for 252 yards. Last season, he played in two games before suffering a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

    As a receiver, Norwood caught 12, 28, 36, 19 and one passes.

    Norwood’s major contribution came as a kickoff returner. He has a total of 2,987 kickoff return yards, which ranks third in team history. His 25.5-yard career kickoff return average currently ranks second in team history.

    The Falcons drafted running back Jacquizz Rodgers in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. They also have a decision to make on Jason Snelling, who’s talking to the St. Louis Rams.

    The Falcons now have nine running backs on the training camp roster.

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    Re: Rams sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    Keith Robinson, who is a local sports guy in St. Louis, just posted this on Twitter:

    So word is Ronnie Brown has two teams after him, the Rams and Dolphins.....and heard Jerious Norwood is at Rams Park today....your thoughts?

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    Re: Rams sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    Sounds as if he isn't signed yet. Quoting Adam Caplan on Twitter...

    Quote Originally Posted by caplannfl
    I'm expecting Norwood to sign with STL, but keep an eye on Chauncey Washington. Much more powerful than Norwood.
    1 minute ago

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    Re: Jerious Norwood

    From his twitter: Adam Caplan



    I'm expecting Norwood to sign with STL, but keep an eye on Chauncey Washington. Much more powerful than Norwood.

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    Re: Rams to sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    Its nice to get a bit of speed in the backfield.!

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    Re: Rams to sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    As a falcon fan... We will miss Norwood... He is the definition of a homerun hitter.. The only this is... He must stay healthy... If norwood can do that.. You guys will have a good #2 RB/KR
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    Re: Rams to sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    Norwood had a workout yesterday, passed a physical and was getting his team photo taken after this mornings walk through practice, it all over but the screaming and the shouting....signing on the dotted line is the last thing to happen.

    -- Tony Softli by caplannfl
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    Re: Rams to sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    More from Howard Balzer...

    Quote Originally Posted by HBalzer721
    RB Jerious Norwood at Rams' walkthough this morning. Nothing official yet, but he worked out and took a physical yesterday.
    24 minutes ago
    Quote Originally Posted by HBalzer721
    Even with him, Rams would be in the market for another back.
    24 minutes ago

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    Re: Rams to sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    Meh.....reminds me more of the sort of player The Rams used to pick up a few years ago; talent that will rarely be seen on the field.if I were Bell or Butler I'd be upset that I was asked to take a paycut & this is how they used the money.

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    Re: Rams to sign Falcons RB Jerious Norwood?

    If the team photo thing is true, it's pretty telling.

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