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Monday, December 5, 2016


Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive end Eric Norwood has decided to retire from the CFL.

The news was initially reported by Toronto Argonauts defensive lineman Bryan Hall in a Tweet Saturday night and subsequently confirmed by Norwood via text. Hall and Norwood were teammates in Hamilton during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Norwood played in just two games this season registering one defensive tackle. He suffered a torn ACL in the East Semi-Final game in November of 2014 while still a member of the Tiger-Cats. He was released on May 3, 2016 and signed with the Riders later that same month.

In his three seasons with Hamilton, Norwood amassed 114 tackles and 24 sacks in 42 games. His best year came in 2014 when he appeared in 15 games and had 13 sacks on his way to being named an East Division all-star.

Norwood is just 28-years-old so his retirement comes as something of a surprise. He was under contract with the Riders for next season.

“Just time for me to get out the game,” Norwood said. “I had a good run with it but it’s not worth the damage to my body in the long run.”


Anonymous said...

Too bad, he was a good player for Hamilton, wish we could have seen what he could do for us. Hopefully our coach does not get blamed for another player deciding to retire. Good luck to Eric in the future.

Brian Shepherd said...

What was Norwood's Rider contract, just wondering if we also gave him a signing bonus.

Tim from Kansas said...

I just heard Joe McNight shooter arrested charged with manslaughter.

Press conference scheduled for 10:00 am central.

You may be able to watch it her.

Anonymous said...

They knew this guy had injury issues and still signed him. He played 2 games and then went on the injury list. Wonder how much those 2 games cost us?

Anonymous said...

No one has a crystal ball to look into the future.

Anon 4 are you one of those that believe Durant should be resigned? He's had injury issues as well. I believe DD should be resigned to lead this team. Norwood was young and had great seasons with the Ti-Cats, sometimes these things don't work out.


Anonymous said...

All the best to ya Skippy