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Report: Lions to host WR Jordan Norwood for visit

The Detroit Lions, still short of wide receiver depth, are hosting the Broncos' former receiver.

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Following an uneventful week, the Detroit Lions are back on the move in free agency. After hosting linebacker Mike Neal earlier in the week, the Lions will be playing host to free agent wide receiver Jordan Norwood on Friday, according to Mike Klis of 9news.com.

Norwood gained notoriety during Super Bowl 50 after setting the Super Bowl record for longest punt return on a goofy looking play:

Norwood has been in the league for five years, but has only really contributed during the past three seasons- two years with the Browns and last season with the Broncos. He is primarily a slot receiver and occasionally plays on special teams as seen above.

The Lions don't have any proven depth beyond Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, so Norwood could immediately step in and challenge Corey Fuller for the third spot on the depth chart. Norwood's skill-set may give him an edge, as the Lions don't have a true slot receiver on the roster (unless you include Theo Riddick or Eric Ebron).

Norwood has also visited the New York Jets, while the Broncos are believed to still be interested in re-signing him.