Norman finished the 2015 regular season with 56 tackles (48 solo), four interceptions, three fumbles forced, two fumble recoveries, and two touchdowns in 16 games played. Norman, a fifth-round pick in 2012, exploded onto the scene this year, staking his claim as one of the NFL's premier cornerbacks. Always tasked with stopping the opposing offense's top wideout, Norman's lockdown coverage ability provided a huge advantage to the Panthers' defense. Tested at the beginning of the year, Norman's four interceptions all came within the season's first four weeks, and he returned two of those picks for scores. After that, Norman was targeted less and less, causing his tackling opportunities to decrease over the course of the campaign. No matter, Norman made a statement this season, and figures to be rewarded handsomely as a free agent this offseason.
Norman (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers. Norman's availability wasn't in any real doubt after he was able to shake off the illness and return to full practice Friday. The cornerback will face a stiff challenge against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but he's played at an All-Pro level this season, accruing 28 tackles and four picks in seven games.
Norman (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is probable to play against the Packers on Sunday. Norman missed Wednesday's practice due to illness, but has since returned in full capacity and is expected to play Sunday, when he'll look to limit the Packers' passing attack.
Norman (illness) practiced in full Thursday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Brushing off Wednesday's bout with illness, Norman fulfilled every practice rep Thursday, which all but assures his availability Sunday against the Packers. He has so far factored into five turnovers this season, but Green Bay has committed the second-fewest turnovers in the NFL with four through seven games.
Norman didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Opposing quarterbacks have wizened up to Norman's emergence as a ballhawk, as he's failed to factor into the turnover game in three straight games. Still, he boasts four interceptions, including two for a touchdown, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery among 28 tackles on the season. Considering his illness is occurring midweek, he should be available as a foil to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.