Atlanta RB Norwood Suffers Season Ending Injury!
The Atlanta Falcons have placed running back Jerious Norwood on injured reserve with a knee injury and signed running back Gartrell Johnson III to the active roster. The Falcons have also signed running back Shawnbrey McNeal to the practice squad and terminated the practice squad contract of linebacker Bear Woods.
Norwood, 5-foot-11, 208 pounds, was drafted by the Falcons in the third round (79th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 57 games for Atlanta, rushing for 1,995 yards and seven touchdowns on 375 carries.
Norwood was injured on the opening kickoff of Sunday’s 41-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals.