Ted Ginn
WR NO (5)
3 months ago

Head coach Sean Payton said he has a clear vision for how the team will use Ginn, the Saints' official website reports. "I see [Ginn] playing at flanker," said Payton. "I see him being a guy that can take the top off the coverage. I like what this guy does."

EDGE Analysis

It sounds as if Ginn will have a spot on the outside across from Michael Thomas in three-wide formations, with Willie Snead manning the slot. The plan could change if the Saints use a high draft pick on a receiver, but the team is expected to go defense-heavy in the early rounds. In addition to his key role in the offense, Ginn likely will be in the mix for punt and/or kickoff return duties, which is how he provided much of his value earlier in his career. Although he'll celebrate his 32nd birthday prior to the 2017 draft, Ginn is still one of the fastest receivers in the league, and he's become more of a threat on offense in the latter stage of his career.

Ted Ginn
WR NO (5)
3 months ago

Ginn will help replace Brandin Cooks as a downfield threat alongside Michael Thomas and Willie Snead, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Saints actually signed Ginn before they traded Cooks, but it's hard to argue the two moves weren't related. The soon-to-be 32-year-old Ginn can't be considered a direct replacement for the team's 2016 receiving yardage leader, but he can help to stretch opposing defenses the way Cooks so often did. Coming off back-to-back seasons in Carolina with more than 700 receiving yards, Ginn signed a three-year, $11 million contract with New Orleans -- making him the clear favorite for the No. 3 receiver role. The 2016 New Orleans offense produced three wideouts with 72 or more catches and 895 or more yards, with Willie Snead bringing up the rear in both categories among the trio. Snead and Michael Thomas figure to take on some of Cooks' vacated targets, but Ginn could also play a big role in replacing the speedy young wideout.

Ted Ginn
WR NO (5)
4 months ago

Ginn signed with the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Ginn found a new home within the NFC South, after spending three of the past four seasons in Carolina. He'll likely serve as a return specialist and deep threat for the Saints, with his presence potentially making it easier to stomach a trade sending Brandin Cooks out of town. Cooks has been the subject of trade rumors the past few weeks, as the Saints badly need to improve on defense and already have two other talented young wideouts in Michael Thomas and Willie Snead. Should Cooks ultimately be dealt, Ginn could earn a regular spot in three-wide formations in a potent New Orleans offense.

Ted Ginn
WR NO (5)
4 months ago

Ginn is expected to sign with the Saints, ESPN's Dianna Russini‏ reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ginn bolsters a New Orleans wideout corps that also includes Michael Thomas, Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks, though his signing could potentially foreshadow the possible departure of Cooks via a trade. Ginn, who turns 32 in April, is coming off a 2016 season with the Panthers in which he caught 54 passes (on 95 targets) for 752 yards and four TDs in 16 games.

Ted Ginn
WR NO (5)
6 months ago

Ginn secured four of seven targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Bucs. He also rushed for 24 yards on two rushes and netted zero yards on one punt return.

EDGE Analysis

Ginn had a touchdown called back and instead settled for a 39-yard gain on a play where his knee was ruled to have come down before he stood back up and continued running downfield. Nevertheless, the speedy veteran checked in second to Kelvin Benjamin in receptions and yardage on the Panthers in the contest, while equaling the latter's team-high seven targets. Despite his reputation as a downfield threat with suspect hands, Ginn turned in a serviceable performance as a No. 2 receiver in 2016, posting the second-best career reception (54) and yardage (752) totals of his career.

Ted Ginn
WR NO (5)
6 months ago

Ginn caught three passes (on nine targets) for 29 yards in the Panthers' Week 16 loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Ginn entered the weekend having scored four times in Carolina's past five games. Not only did he fail to find the end zone Saturday, but he also registered under 30 yards for the second time in his last three outings. Although he's been targeted 17 times in the past couple weeks, the Panthers' passing inefficiency makes him a hit-or-miss Week 17 option.

Ted Ginn
WR NO (5)
6 months ago

Ginn caught four passes (on eight targets) for 64 yards and a touchdown Monday against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Ginn's performance was punctuated by a wide-open, 30-yard touchdown to close the first quarter. That play continued Ginn's recent touchdown tear, as he's now found the end zone four times in Carolina's last five games. With a gain of at least 30 yards on each of those four occasions as well, Ginn's fantasy stock is trending up ahead of Saturday's game in Chicago.

Ted Ginn
WR NO (5)
6 months ago

Ginn practiced fully Saturday and is not listed on the Panthers' Week 15 injury report.

EDGE Analysis

Ginn was given Friday off to rest, but with him practicing Saturday as he regularly does, he is good to go for Monday's matchup with the Redskins.

Ted Ginn
WR NO (5)
6 months ago

Ginn was held out of Friday's practice for rest purposes.

EDGE Analysis

Ginn's absence coincides with teammate Kelvin Benjamin (back) being limited Friday. However, with another practice Saturday ahead of Monday night's game against the Redskins, Ginn should return to the fold over the weekend after getting a day off.

Ted Ginn
WR NO (5)
6 months ago

Ginn caught two passes (on four targets) for 21 yards and rushed twice for five yards in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Ginn entered Sunday's contest with a three-game touchdown streak but couldn't keep his luck going as the Panthers completed just 10 passes all game. That reality contributed toward Ginn's two catches and 21 yards both marking lows since Week 5. After an underwhelming aerial display, he and the Panthers will aim for improvement next Monday night against the Redskins.