Norman will likely be active this week out of necessity, but the Chargers prefer not to play him until Week 3 at the earliest.
What kind of performance can the Chargers expect when they call Norman's number? To find out, we turn things over to Charlie Bernstein of JagNation.com.
"Dennis Norman is the classic 'jack of all trades, master of none.' He can play all five positions on the line, but he's not elite at any of them, which is the main reason why he was available. Norman played admirably at center for the Jags as starter Brad Meester missed significant time in three of the last four seasons.What do you think of the Norman pick-up? Talk about it in the message boards.
"Norman is a very intelligent football player (and guy in general), as he is a Princeton graduate. Norman can obviously pick up an offensive system quickly and is very good in pass protection. During his time in Jacksonville, Norman played all positions with the exception of right tackle, once lining up at left tackle against Mario Williams and holding him to no quarterback pressures and just one tackle.
"It was somewhat of a head-scratcher that the Jags gave veteran Brad Meester a contract extension prior to the season as Meester is approaching 33 years old and has shown himself to be injury prone. Norman is more versatile and is every bit as smart of a player, but the team that is clearly rebuilding decided to go with an older player.
"Norman can fill in anywhere San Diego needs him, and although he won't be a dominating center or guard, he can be solid for as many weeks as Chargers require his services."