Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/16/12

Josh Norman intercepts four passes in practice

Despite coming from a small-time college football program at Division 1-AA Coastal Carolina, Josh Norman never doubted that he would ultimately play in the NFL.

The rookie cornerback certainly doesn’t mind tooting his own horn, and has quickly gained a reputation of being cocky.

In June OTAs, the fifth-round pick took a jab at Panthers star wideout Steve Smith, telling the Charlotte Observer that he not only stayed step-for-step the 11-year veteran, but even frustrated him with his defense.

Now, Norman – who missed most of the first two weeks of training camp with a hamstring injury – backed up his off-the-field brazenness with an incredible four-interception performance in Tuesday’s practice.

When asked about his play, the 24-year-old former All-American acted it like it was just another day at the office.

“Just gotta do it again tomorrow,” he told the Charlotte Observer.

Newton, Tebow share GQ cover

Cam Newton continues to be one of the most glamorous athletes in the world of sports.

The Panthers triggerman will share the doubled-sided cover of the September issue of GQ magazine with New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow.

Readers will get an inside look at the lives of these two young iconic footballs stars, including Newton’s appearance at the Madden 7-on-7 National Championship and the initiatives of his youth foundation.

Beason, Davis getting close

After tearing his Achilles last season and pulling a hamstring in training camp, Jon Beason is almost back to top form.

The Pro Bowl linebacker is hoping to return to action in the Panthers’ third preseason game against the New York Jets.

"That was the timetable we set when I first did it. Obviously, if I don't feel 100 percent, 90 percent's not going to get me on the field for that (Jets) game," Beason told the Charlotte Observer.

Regardless, Beason said he would absolutely be ready for the regular-season opener at Tampa Bay.

Thomas Davis – Beason’s teammate and fellow hobbled linebacker – should be ready to play against the Miami Dolphins on Friday.

Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rookie WR Tyler Lockett has Pete Carroll, Seahawks gushing

Packers TE returns to practice in wake of family tragedy

DeSean Jackson: Revis, Sherman can't stop me

Rob Gronkowski on Patriots LB Jamie Collins: ‘He’s a freak’

Ray Allen won't officially retire in case he gets right offer


Cam Newton on taking hits: I'm not a ballerina

Warner impressed by progress made by pupil Kaepernick

Yordano Ventura threatened Jose Bautista on Twitter

Giants GM confirms he has spoken with Jason Pierre-Paul

Sam Bradford on target to start season opener for Eagles

NFL official: Footballs known to have leaks 'right out of the box'

Oregon was only team drug tested during CFB Playoff?

Five 2nd year NBA players ready to take the next step

John Daly wants to be US Ryder Cup captain

Rodgers appears in another Olivia Munn workout video

Matt Hasselbeck is still getting random drug tests

Five teams that won at the MLB trade deadline

What should be expected from Aaron Rodgers in 2015?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is waiting for Tim Duncan to match him

Report: James Harden received $200 million offer to join Adidas

Adrian Peterson, son featured in Vikings' 'Family Day' tweet

July's best and worst players in Major League Baseball

Why TCU and Baylor will again dominate the Big 12

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Notre Dame doesn't need a conference

Rex takes jabs at Jets' management

Sanchez: It's 'crazy' to call Chip racist

Ronda Rousey calls out Cyborg

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker