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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.

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15 Responses to “Saints bringing Ted Ginn Jr. in, which could clear the way for another deal”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 9, 2017 12:12 PM

    It’ll clear the way for another deal when they have to make a trade to replace him two games into the season.

  2. sportnorcal says: Mar 9, 2017 12:21 PM

    Ginn is collecting jerseys from every city.

  3. pau49ers says: Mar 9, 2017 12:24 PM

    Now everyone is stealing Carolina’s players. They are heading downward.

  4. areyouseriousrofl says: Mar 9, 2017 12:25 PM

    Cooks is WAY more valuable than Butler.

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

  5. kenberthiaume says: Mar 9, 2017 12:36 PM

    butler was an all pro, cooks is an underused malcontent. If anything, the saints would owe a pick to NE.

  6. poguemahonepft says: Mar 9, 2017 12:36 PM

    not sure why they would want Ginn – he’s NOT that good and way too expensive…once you’ve been recycled a few times…I’m just saying…

  7. Don Humphrey says: Mar 9, 2017 12:49 PM

    I read Butler for Cooks, plus a swap of Pats 1st round pick (32) for Saints 2nd round pick (42?) — we’ll know shortly

  8. epauley424 says: Mar 9, 2017 12:56 PM

    Ginn will suck for a year, then be cut, then return to Carolina and be good again

  9. bostonfan4eva says: Mar 9, 2017 1:07 PM

    Butler for Cooks sounds good to me. Not sure about the swapping of draft picks though.

  10. 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.

  11. darthsaint says: Mar 9, 2017 3:14 PM

    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.

  12. lifelongwhodat says: Mar 9, 2017 3:19 PM

    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.

  13. kingfish4242 says: Mar 9, 2017 8:54 PM

    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.

  14. junkmtb says: Mar 10, 2017 8:41 AM

    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!!

  15. balt88 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:39 PM

    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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