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Sure, Jordan Norwood didn't have the most catches or the most receiving yards against the Seattle Seahawks.
Demaryius Thomas came in first in both categories. However, Thomas, the team leader in receiving yards in in each of the last three seasons had nothing to prove.
The journeyman, who has played in Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Philadelphia but has never found a true home, signed a future contract in early January. It didn't seem to mean much at the time.
But now Norwood is looking like he belongs in the NFL. He caught three passes on three targets, and he accumulated 51 receiving yards.
He even hauled in the game-winning touchdown on a 34-yard touchdown strike from Brock Osweiler.
In addition, he had a 20-yard return that should help him greatly in the competition to win the punt return role. Norwood, who was listed as a second-team wide receiver and punt returner on the team's first depth chart (according to the team's official website), was arguably the most impressive return man and receiver.
Now, the veteran with 36 career catches is in prime position to make the roster. Unless the Broncos want to use a regular receiver as a punt returner, they will need a sixth receiver to return punts.
And Norwood, who has shown pass-catching ability as well, is now the clear favorite to win that job.