Josh Norman DB CAR 9 months ago

Norman's inactive status Sunday comes as a result of a coaches decision, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Norman was limited during practice this week while overcoming a concussion, but he was apparently cleared to play prior to kickoff. However, given his lack of practice reps over recent weeks, Norman was deemed inactive, allowing Melvin White to continue to start at cornerback opposite Antoine Cason.

Josh Norman DB CAR 9 months ago

Norman (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Norman was listed as probable, but he also had yet to fully pass through the league's concussion protocol, so it is possible that he did not get clearance from the independent doctor. Look for Melvin White and James Dockery to see added snaps in Norman's absence.

Josh Norman DB CAR 9 months ago

Norman (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, though he still hasn't been fully cleared to return to game action, the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person reports.

Norman still needs to be cleared by an independent neurologist before he is given the green light to suit up against the Packers. However, Melvin White and James Dockery received more practice reps Friday than Norman, so his workload could be reduced if he does play.

Josh Norman DB CAR 10 months ago

Norman (concussion) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Norman missed last weekend's game while still recovering from a concussion, but it appears he's at least been cleared to practice in some capacity this week. However, until Norman, who is also nursing a shoulder injury, receives full clearance to practice and play, his status for Sunday's game against the Packers remains uncertain.

Josh Norman DB CAR 10 months ago

Norman (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Bengals, the Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones reports.

Melvin White will likely take Norman's spot at cornerback against Cincinnati.

Josh Norman DB CAR 10 months ago

Norman will undergo concussion protocol throughout this week.

Norman suffered a stringer that forced him out of Sunday's game versus the Ravens. That injury allowed Melvin White to re-claim his starting cornerback position, although it's unclear who will play opposite Antoine Cason, if Norman is cleared to return some time this week.

Josh Norman DB CAR 10 months ago

Norman suffered a right shoulder injury during Sunday's game against the Bears and will not return.

Norman was promoted to the starting lineup for Sunday's game, but his shoulder injury will allow Melvin White to reassume his cornerback position opposite Antoine Cason.

Josh Norman DB CAR 10 months ago

Norman will start at cornerback in Sunday's game against the Bears.

Norman will replace teammate Melvin White as the Panthers' starter opposite Antoine Cason at cornerback for Sunday's Week 5 contest. His promotion comes in wake of White conceding a pair of touchdowns against the Ravens; however, Norman is no stranger to starting. In fact, as a rookie in 2012, Norman started the first 12 games of his career. He finished that season with 73 tackles (52) and two interceptions in 16 games played. While inconsistent play has limited Norman's involvement since then, the third-year cornerback will get a chance to prove himself within Carolina's first-team defense once again on Sunday.

Josh Norman DB CAR 1 year ago

ESPN Panthers blogger David Newton thinks the team could release both CBs Josh Norman and Josh Thomas.

Both Norman and Thomas found themselves on the weekly inactive list many times this past season. Norman played just 103 defensive snaps across three games, while Thomas saw 274 snaps and made six starts. Norman had a fine preseason but has been roasted in coverage when the games count. The Panthers would like to re-sign free agent CB Captain Munnerlyn. They were also impressed with undrafted rookie CB Melvin White in 2013.

Josh Norman DB CAR 2 years ago

Panthers CB Josh Normal has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL.