Saints bringing Ted Ginn Jr. in, which could clear the way for another deal

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The Saints have signed their second Panther in the last hour, and this one could pave the way for another deal.

According to Dianna Russini of ESPN, the Saints are adding Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.

Ginn has only really looked like a professional wide receiver when in Charlotte. Two years ago, he parlayed some good numbers with Cam Newton into a payday with the Cardinals, but the Cardinals had buyers remorse after a year and Ginn returned to Charlotte.

Because the Panthers were willing to throw deep and often and budget for Ginn’s drops, he worked there but they weren’t going to overpay for him (either time).

With the Saints discussing a deal which would send wide receiver Brandin Cooks for Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, bringing Ginn in gives them a speed threat who has some return ability as well.

15 responses to “Saints bringing Ted Ginn Jr. in, which could clear the way for another deal

  1. Cooks is WAY more valuable than Butler.

    Butler + Pick #32 for Cooks – Still not happy, but OK.

  2. The history of Ted Ginn Jr.:

    Drafted by Dolphins. He sucked.
    Went to 49ers. He sucked.
    Went to Panthers. Became a real wide receiver.
    Went to Cards. He sucked.
    Returned to Panthers. Became the #1 WR on a Super Bowl team.
    Goes to Saints.

    Good luck with it, Saints.

  3. We don’t really need him to catch many passes. His entire purpose is to stretch the defense which he does effectively.

    Look up Devery Henderson and Robert Meachum. Two wideouts who were used for years by Payton to do the exact same thing.

  4. Saints made Robert Meacham look good. Saints have made 1000 yard receivers out of players off the scrap heap like Lance Moore, Willie Snead. Ted Ginn will be asked to run fly routes and nothing else. 30 catches, 600 yards, 10 drops and 5 TDs. Good enough.

  5. Good luck with it, Saints.

    Brees will be the best Qb he ever played with. I’m a Saints fan and respect what Cam brings to the table. He can’t beat Brees in accuracy and touch. Only a blind homer would say he can.

  6. Ginn has to catch the call though! Too many dropped passes where the ball hit him between the numbers or right in his hands! Thats no bad reflection of Cam Newton!!

  7. jgedgar70 says:
    Mar 9, 2017 1:34 PM

    The history of Ted Ginn Jr.:

    Drafted by Dolphins. He sucked.
    Went to 49ers. He sucked.
    Went to Panthers. Became a real wide receiver.
    Went to Cards. He sucked.
    Returned to Panthers. Became the #1 WR on a Super Bowl team.
    Goes to Saints.

    Good luck with it, Saints.

    =================================

    That seems to say that he needs a quality QB to shine. Which could make sense if he runs speed routes down the field. He probably doesn’t adjust well and needs the QB to be as accurate as possible…

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