The Carolina Panthers gave up a late-round pick for Kevin Norwood and they’re not ready to give up on the wide receiver they acquired from Seattle in August after Kelvin Benjamin was injured.
Norwood played in only one game, dropping a pass from Cam Newton in a Week 2 win against Houston. But because he was on the roster all season, the conditions of the trade were met and the Panthers will send the Seahawks their seventh-round pick in 2017.
Though Norwood was a non-factor in his second NFL season, Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said the former fourth-round pick from Alabama made progress on the practice field.
“Kevin came in late, right before our last preseason game, and you’ve got to learn the system. We do a ton of stuff at the line of scrimmage and there’s a learning curve there. There’s a learning process,” Gettleman said. “Kevin really finished the season strong. The last six weeks of practice he really did some nice things so we’re really looking forward to it.”