Eagles WR Jordan Matthews won't be shadowed by CB Josh Norman

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

Bene Benwikere said he and Colin Jones have been practicing at nickel this week, and he doesn’t expect Josh Norman to line up inside against the Eagles.

“We’re not trying to overthink it and do too much because Josh is normally outside,” Benwikere said.

Norman said he’s confident in his ability to play inside. But he also has faith in Benwikere, who is coming off his best game of the season last week with two pass breakups in the win at Seattle.

Norman called Benwikere a “scatty guy” with quick hips and excellent ball skills.

“When you can have a guy like that playing against Jordan Matthews in the slot, that’s awesome,” Norman said.

Fantasy Impact: 

This was one of our concerns about Matthews this week, that Panthers would go against history and use Norman to shadow Matthews all over the field. But the Panthers' cornerbacks confirmed that won't be the case, so Matthews is looking far more appealing heading into Week 7.

Filed Under: 2015, W7

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