Norwood missed Atlanta's last four games because a hip flexor injury and is listed as questionable for the game in New York. Pro Bowl running back Michael Turner, who's sidelined with a high ankle sprain, isn't expected to play after he missed practice all week and offically is listed as doubtful.
"I've been working pretty much every day this week trying to get the (hip) back to normal," Norwood said. "The main thing is it gets tight a lot. As long as I get it loose, it feels pretty good."
Though Norwood is unlikely to start, the four-year NFL veteran has spent most of his career as a backup to Turner and the retired Warrick Dunn. Norwood, who ran the fastest 40-yard dash among all players at the 2005 NFL Combine, is considered one of the league's fastest players when healthy.
Atlanta drafted Norwood out of Mississippi State in the third round of the 2006 draft. The following year, Norwood's first three career touchdowns covered at least 60 yards.
"It's been hard, man," Norwood said. "I see them guys on the field working hard every day. I just love the game of football and want to be out there with them and compete, man."
Atlanta, which has lost three of its last four games, needs Norwood's speed to balance a power running game that will feature Jason Snelling in Turner's place. Snelling, a third-year backup, has gained 222 total yards and scored one touchdown on 30 carries and receptions this season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.