Why is this such a big deal? Our WR group sucks and is young so getting them all the reps they need is for the best. It was reported that if Funchess is healthy enough to play he'll play on Thursday as well. And he's locked in as a starter. I hope to see Norwood get some meaningful snaps in that game.
Why do people think the "Undrafted" show would make other teams more interested in him. Every team has scouts that look at these players. The tv show wouldn't affect a thing. If he gets claimed, he would have even if no media in the country knew who he was. I still doubt he gets claimed. There's a lot of backs like Wegher throughout the league and as FAs. I like him and want him to stick around on the PS, but he's not going to be the Stewart replacement that everyone here thinks he'll become.
I urge everybody to take a look at Vikings WR Charles Johnson. He was on the Browns PS at the beginning of last year and now he'll be the Vikings #1 WR over a proven solid guy in Mike Wallace and former 1st rounder Cordarrelle Patterson. The Browns had terrible terrible WRs and still put him on their PS.
I'm not trying to compare Norwood to Johnson but just because a guy doesn't do well in one place does not mean for sure that he won't do well elsewhere. Proehl really liked him in the draft and he was taken in the 4th in the best WR draft class in NFL history. He has prototypical WR size/speed and runs good routes and has solid hands. I really like this move. I don't expect him to turn into a starter or replace KB or anything like that but I don't get how anybody could dislike this move.
People mad about it being a trade need to chill out. It's a conditional 6th or 7th for a player who we (Proehl) supposedly love and was a 4th round pick last year. He would've gone to waivers and probably been picked up before us if we let him get cut. Whether he turns out to be good or not doesn't really matter. This is a no-lose move.
Yes there is. PUP starts in TC and the player can be taken off of it anytime during camp, but if they aren't taken off when the regular season starts, they are ineligible for 6 games while on the PUP list. IR (designated to return) is different. 6 weeks after being placed on the list if cleared, a player can practice with the team but isn't eligible to play until 8 weeks after they are placed on it.