Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/11/13
Josh Norman is eager to reclaim the starting job he lost last December following a bad game. So far, so good. The Panthers second-year cornerback made a statement Friday night by intercepting two passes and returning one 60 yards for a touchdown to spark Carolina to a 24-17 preseason victory over Chicago. Norman was on the field for the first play against the Bears, but only because the Panthers opened with three cornerbacks on the field. Drayton Florence and Captain Munnerlyn have been working as the starters in Carolina's base defense. Norman is out to change that. ''Every year it's my goal,'' Norman said Sunday of his desire to be a starter. ''If not it's like `What's the point?''' Norman grabbed the attention of coach Ron Rivera and his staff last summer with his aggressive play in man-to-man defense and his confident nature. Despite being a fifth-round pick out of tiny Coastal Carolina, Norman won the starting job to open the season. He held that spot for 12 weeks befor...
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