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Ginn will sign with the Panthers on Monday, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Ginn was released by the Cardinals on Feb. 23, allowing him to become a free agent and sign elsewhere. It appears that landing spot is in Carolina, where he will give the Panthers added depth at the receiver slot and a threat in the return game. Ginn finished 2014 with 14 receptions for 190 yards in the 2014 campaign, and his numbers will likely turn out similarly ineffective in 2015.

Ted Ginn WR CAR 3 months ago

The Cardinals have released Ginn, the team's official site reports.

The move will save the Cards $2.5 million in salary cap space, on the heels of a season in which the wideout/returner caught just 14 passes for 190 yards and zero touchdowns. Ginn's ability as a returner will keep him employed in the NFL in 2015, but it remains to be seen how much work the 29-year-old will see in the passing game with his next team.

Ted Ginn WR CAR 5 months ago

Ginn notched 14 receptions (on 26 targets) for 190 yards during the 2014 campaign.

Ginn's first season in the Arizona desert likely didn't go as planned, especially after rookie speedster John Brown landed the No. 3 wide receiver gig out of training camp. As the Cardinals' primary return man, Ginn ranked last in the league among qualified kick returners, posting a miserable 19 yards per kickoff. However, he redeemed himself on punts, averaging 10.7 per return, including a game-changing touchdown scamper in Week 2 against the Giants. With two years remaining on his deal, he'll likely continue to hold down return duties, but the 29-year-old's relevance as a wide receiver may have been nixed due to Brown's emergence.

Ted Ginn WR CAR 6 months ago

Ginn recorded four receptions (on seven targets) for 61 yards during Sunday's loss in Atlanta.

Ginn was a distant fourth to Michael Floyd (54 snaps), John Brown (54), and Jaron Brown (35) in terms of wideout snaps, garnering 17 himself, according to FOX Sports 910 Phoenix. No matter, the infrequent usage didn't stop Ginn from ranking second in receiving yards, and third in both catches and targets, among Cardinals to haul in a pass. The outburst is likely an illusion, though, as he entered Week 13 with a miserable seven grabs for 111 yards on the season. Throwing another hurdle in Ginn's path is the potential return of Larry Fitzgerald on Sunday against the Chiefs, which could again relegate Ginn to return duties and little else.

Ted Ginn WR CAR 7 months ago

Ginn took the field for 11 of the Cardinals' 67 offensive snaps during Sunday's victory in Dallas, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

A glorified returner at this point in his career, Ginn managed to make a rare impact in the passing attack Sunday. With the Cardinals hanging on to a 14-10 lead midway through the fourth quarter, he gathered in a 27-yard throw down the left sideline and barely tapped his toes inbounds on a somewhat questionable play. Arizona proceeded to establish the final margin of victory on the touchdown drive, as Ginn's day concluded with two catches (on two targets) for 42 yards. The outing marked his most output on the season, but the offseason addition was surpassed in the receiving pecking order by rookie WR John Brown during the preseason, leaving Ginn to gobble up whatever scraps remain as the current campaign has proceeded.

Ted Ginn WR CAR 7 months ago

Ginn played 15 of the Cardinals' 70 offensive snaps in Sunday's victory versus the Eagles, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Both Ginn and Jaron Brown are buried on the WR depth chart behind Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and John Brown. Consequently, Ginn, who wasn't targeted Sunday, will remain a return specialist, which is unlikely to change without an injury to the above trio.

Ted Ginn WR CAR 8 months ago

Ginn caught one pass (on three targets) for eight yards, rushed one time for four yards, and returned one punt for eight yards during Sunday's win versus the 49ers.

Once again, Ginn was sparsely used in the offense, earning only 13 of a possible 67 offensive snaps, according to FOX Sports 910 Phoenix, which ranked fourth among Cardinals wide receivers. Meanwhile, rookie WR John Brown has wrangled the No. 3 gig, at least, and seems poised to pass Larry Fitzgerald, if he hasn't already, in terms of output. As a result, fantasy relevance isn't really in reach for Ginn for the foreseeable future, barring an injury to the receiving corps.

Ted Ginn WR CAR 8 months ago

Ginn took a punt return 71 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's victory against the Giants in New York. However, he earned just 11 snaps on offense, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Prior to the play, the offseason addition hadn't contributed much with the duties entrusted upon him. Nonetheless, in the fourth quarter Sunday, Ginn forced one defender to miss, before hitting a hole and scampering past punter Steve Weatherford for a game-breaking score. Ginn has little to show on offense, though, contributing two receptions (on three targets) for 29 yards through two outings. The primary culprit of snaps, rookie John Brown, should keep Ginn's overall value in check, as the random big play characterizes the veteran's first season in the Arizona desert.

Ted Ginn WR CAR 8 months ago

Ginn played 17-of-70 offensive snaps during Monday's victory versus the Chargers, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

While he matched rookie John Brown's 29 receiving yards, good for second among the 11 Cardinals to catch a pass in the opener, Ginn tied for fourth in receptions (with two) and fifth in targets (with three). It's clear that Carson Palmer's progressions place Ginn far down the priority list, and the latter didn't impress on kickoffs, either, running back three for 49 yards. The free-agent pickup currently sits fourth on the depth chart at wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and Brown, the latter of which received more than double Ginn's snaps with 39. Consequently, Ginn will likely be hit-or-miss in his first campaign in the desert.

Ted Ginn WR CAR 9 months ago

Ginn (knee) wasn't listed on the Cardinals' injury report in advance of Monday's opener versus the Chargers, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Ginn was hampered by a knee concern during the preseason, but even if he was healthy, it's unclear if he would have fended off rookie John Brown for the third wide receiver gig. Expect Ginn's touches to be contained to deep balls and the return game, at last off the bat, this season.