The Lions are still bargain shopping in free agency and are hosting a veteran wide receiver with return ability on a visit Friday.
Jordan Norwood, who spent the last two years with the Denver Broncos, will be in Allen Park Friday.
Although the Lions signed Marvin Jones last week, they’re still looking to improve the depth behind Jones and Golden Tate. TJ Jones has just 10 career catches, Corey Fuller has been unimpressive thus far and Lance Moore is a free agent.
Norwood is 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds. Denver’s 9News first reported his visit with the Lions, saying he also visited the New York Jets on Thursday and could still return to the Broncos.
The 29-year-old Norwood has spent time with four different teams since going undrafted out of Penn State in 2009. His career started in Cleveland as an undrafted rookie, but after being among the team’s final cuts, he went to Philadelphia, where he was active for one game.
Norwood’s best season came when he was back with the Browns, catching 23 passes for 268 yards and a touchdown and returning four punts in 14 games in 2011. He played two games for the Browns in 2012, then didn’t appear in a game again until 2015 with the Broncos — with a brief stint in Tampa Bay and a torn ACL in between.
Last season, a year removed from the knee injury, Norwood had 22 catches for 207 yards. He also handled some return duties and had a 61-yard punt return in Denver’s Super Bowl victory, the longest in Super Bowl history.