Ted Ginn joins the Panthers on one-year deal

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The Panthers don’t have to kind of salary cap space to address their bigger problems, but they’re methodically checking off the smaller boxes.

After loading up on cheap secondary help, they added a receiver/return option by signing Ted Ginn on a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera was excited about Ginn, and reasonably so, since the Panthers had an odd lot of characters returning, including now-marginalized fourth-rounder Joe Adams.

But Ginn’s long-held wish to play more offense has a better chance of happening in Carolina, as they don’t have much beyond Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell. Considering Louis Murphy was viewed as a loss, any help is help.

35 responses to “Ted Ginn joins the Panthers on one-year deal

  1. Breathe easier, Carolina. This is one of Jim Harbaugh’s favorite number one receivers. And you get the Whole Ginn Family along with him. Shine up the Lombardi case.

  2. Ginn will certainly get to prove that he is no receiver in Charlotte. Trust me, if Ginn had the skill set he would have emerged in San Francisco. The 9ers haven’t had much behind Crabtree the last few years and with the injuries they’ve had, Ginn would have emerged as WR if he had the skills. The problem is doesn’t have those skills as much as he and his dad would like to believe it.

    I do hope I’m wrong though, I’m not “hating” just pointing out that he is a tad delusional about his WR skills. The nice part is a team can mislead him into thinking he will get WR reps and in reality they’ve signed a solid return guy. I’m sure that he wanted a one year deal just in case that is what happens to him in Charlotte. Good luck to him though.

  3. If Ginn is a receiving option… they are SCREWED. Ted is a returner period. No change of scenery will change that fact.

  4. Okay hold your horses.

    Ted Ginn will replace Kealoha Pilares, Armanti Edwards, and Joe Adams all in one.

    By that – I mean he’ll catch the 11 passes they would have collectively caught this next season but is a major upgrade on being the return man (which is the only reason those three are on the roster…i.e. not for pass catching).

  5. Hey bucs fan. WTF are u doing here. Did u forget we finished ahead of you in the division. You may have beaten us twice but we beat the saints twice who u couldn’t beat. Don’t talk smack about a team that is better then urs. Worry about your own team which has a lot more holes then us. Thank you.

  6. A role player for Carolina, and an occasional threat in the return game. Pretty decent sign IMO.

  7. cue the Charlotte sports radio hosts pulling out the 2013 schedule— coming up with a 15-1 record and a Super Bowl. Happens every year. Now the big Ginn signing gives them the ‘stuff’ to win another paper championship and Cam will dance! 7-9 rules baby!

  8. I would have rather got Darius Heyward-Bey. Younger just ask fans and abilities are better. Maybe we can’t drop armanti edwards now. Still not convinced that Joe Adams and Kealoha Pilares are the answer maybe they will be cut and we can add better depth there for Cam.

  9. Panthers4life34, if a team beat you twice in 2 attempts that means that they’re better than you. Finishing ahead of a team in your division means nothing if neither team made the playoffs and you’re bragging about beating the terrible defense of the Saints, wow it must be horrible being a Panthers fan only having pouty Cam.

  10. How does a team like the Panthers have zero cap space (or close), and yet teams like Seattle, SF, Indy, Denver have tons of space?

    I mean seriously…? I can see BAL having to retool over cap space, but at least they won the Superbowl. If Panthers stink to begin with, just blow the team up and let everyone go like the Jets. At least it can hopefully be placed on the right road forward instead of expensive mediocrity.

  11. @jprcox.

    Very simple. Look at how much money Carolina has devoted to 3 running backs. And consider the biggest name 1st day FA pickup for the Niners in the last couple of years has been David Akers. Seattle has a very young team on rookie contracts. Indy is the same but with less talent. Denver I’m not sure about, but they are obviously doing everything possible for a run right now, even if it hurts them later.

  12. I’m just delighted to see that the very first comment contained the requisite “whole Ginn family” joke. Oh Cam Cameron, you truly are the gift that keeps on giving.

  13. After having watched “Hands” Ginn at OSU and with the 49ers, here’s betting he dropped his signing bonus, if he even got one.

  14. ginn is a very good kick and punt returner. hes not great at receiving…at least the deep ball…but he is very quick and can be used with sweeps and reverses. he was a good asset to the niners.thats a good pickup carolina. be happy.

  15. I believe we did not give Ginn enough credit , his speed was capable of making other players miss. I believe he was a key to our offense hate to see guys like that leave!

  16. Ginn is a reliable punt returner with big play potential, as a WR I believed he was under used with the niners and the only reason I can think of was he’s not a well liked guy in the locker room. As of now the niners don’t have anybody better than Ginn returning punts. I thought Baalke would of learned his lesson on not resigning key ST players. Costanzo would of been nice to have on the touchdown return in the Superbowl and it was ugly the year before against the Giants w/out Ginn.

  17. That is an easy ?, I’m happy when he sign with the Panthers, he basically suck for my team. James can return kicks, James was ok but give him time and he will be great.

  18. Ginn is an awful receiver and an inconsistent return man. He also has a habit of making critical errors at critical moments. As a 49er fan I’m kind of glad to see him go.

  19. We desperately needed help in the return game.

    Ginn is a big up grade as far as kick returner goes, good signing.

    Now somehow manage to draft Rock Hill’s Corradelle Patterson!

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