CB/RS Chris Claybrooks and OL Andrew Norwell have been designated for return from our injured reserve list.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) December 16, 2020
This opens up a three-week window for them to practice with the team before Jacksonville has to add them to the active roster.
However, Jaguars HC Doug Marrone sounded optimistic about Norwell’s chances of playing Sunday against the Ravens.
Norwell, 29, signed on with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State back in 2014. He finished out his three-year, $1,542,000 deal with Carolina before agreeing to a one-year restricted tender worth $2.746 million for the 2017 season.
The Jaguars later signed Norwell to a five-year, $66.5 million contract that includes $30 million fully guaranteed in 2018.
In 2020, Norwell has appeared in 10 games for the Jaguars, making 10 starts for them at guard.
Claybrooks, 22, was selected in the seventh round with the No. 223 overall pick by the Jaguars. He signed a four-year, $3.4 million contract with Jacksonville.
In 2020, Claybrooks has appeared in 10 games for the Jaguars and recorded 28 tackles, no interceptions and three passes defended.