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WR Ted Ginn - Carolina Panthers

5-11, 185Born: 4-12-1985College: Ohio StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 9

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16 vs ATL 56 0 0 0 9 3 29 0 0 2.9
17 at TB 53 2 24 0 7 4 69 0 0 9.3

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 17 vs TB (7 / 4 / 69 / 0 rec, 2 / 24 / 0 rush)

Once more operating as a jack of all trades for the Panthers offense, Ted Ginn Jr got into the action early with a 17-yard scamper off the left side on an end around. On the very next play, as the Panthers quickened things up with the no huddle, Ginn hauled in a nice zipped pass on the sideline. The offense bogged down for the remainder of the game and Ginn suffered as a result but he managed to scoot up the field for a big gain on a well-placed Cam Newton pass as Ginn crossed the formation. He was unfortunate to be called down by contact after appearing to spin out of a tackle and sprint downfield for a touchdown, but the call was overturned on review.

2016 Week 16 vs ATL (9 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Ted Ginn Jr. endured a difficult outing as the Panthers passing attack sputtered from the outset. Cam Newton's accuracy played a big part in the inability of the Carolina offense to find a rhythm; every promising pass was followed by a pass sailed over his receivers' heads. Ginn was limited to short receptions as the Falcons were content to give up the small chunks. Newton looked for Ginn deep at times but was consistently trigger shy as the Falcons secondary marshalled him well.

2016 Week 15 vs WAS (8 / 4 / 64 / 1 rec)

Ted Ginn Jr. remained a mainstay of the passing attack against the Redskins, catching a touchdown pass - and, of course, dropping one in a solid outing. Far from being the engine of the offense, Ginn nonetheless provided a steady presence both outside and over the middle for his quarterback. He hauled in a zipped pass from Newton over the middle on a slant route off play action, and later had a handful of targets broken up after good Redskins defense. The exception was a deep shot where Ginn had beaten the defense; ready to receive the ball, he simply dropped it at the moment of truth. The speedy receiver made up for it with a touchdown in the first half. Aligned in a stacked formation with Kelvin Benjamin, Ginn ran a deep post pattern. The two-receiver route combination seemed to confuse the Redskins defense, as Ginn found himself wide open in the end zone for an easy pitch and catch score. Ginn ran a crisp route on a quick out pattern with time running out to give the Panthers offense a key first down.

2016 Week 14 vs SD (4 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)

Ted Ginn Jr. had been a big part of the offense in recent weeks - and he remained as such in this game - but the ball was spread around a bit more. Ginn produced mixed results on one of the staple plays the Panthers use to get the ball into his hands, an end around; the first saw him tackled behind the line, while he popped a nice gain on the second. He hauled in an off-target sideline pass from Cam Newton in the second half, impressively tapping both feet in bounds.

2016 Week 13 vs SEA (6 / 5 / 80 / 1 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Primarily working the short to intermediate area of the field for quick-hitting passes, Ted Ginn Jr. looked quick and elusive. He made a nice adjustment on an early sideline pass, tapping both feet in and contorting his body to secure an off-target Cam Newton ball. Ginn managed to outrun the defense down the middle of the field after Earl Thomas had left the game due to injury, using his elite speed to give Newton a chance. The ball was perfectly placed for Ginn to run under for the 55-yard touchdown. As the game came to its conclusion, Ginn was able to get in on the act for a handful of short catches, but never threatened deep again.

2016 Week 12 vs OAK (10 / 4 / 115 / 1 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)

Ted Ginn Jr. continued his strong campaign against the Raiders, showing he is much more than a deep threat in this offense. Cam Newton tried to hit his speedy receiver for a big play early in the game, but the coverage downfield was tight and Ginn had no room to maneuver. Undaunted, Newton went back to the well but his pass was underthrown. It forced Ginn to come back for it - and the extra effort resulted in a drop. It would be third time lucky for the Newton-Ginn combination, though. Out of a three-wide set with Ginn aligned as the middle receiver, he ran a nine route and Newton laid a perfect pass in stride for him. After he caught it, there was no chance for the defensive back to track him down; Ginn streaked into the end zone for an 88-yard touchdown. Ginn added a couple more short receptions and was probably Carolina's most dynamic weapon in the passing game.

2016 Week 11 vs NO (4 / 3 / 46 / 1 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)

Ted Ginn Jr. continues to play a prominent role in the Panthers offense despite their deep passing game suffering due to offensive line issues. Ginn has operated effectively around the line of scrimmage, and he was unfortunate not to get into the end zone on Carolina's first red zone possession. Taking the ball in motion on a sweep right to left, Ginn got a good block but his knee went down at the one. Ginn would be quiet for the remainder of the game, but his most spectacular play came on his deep touchdown reception. Blazing past the safety trailing him, Ginn managed to secure the Newton fast ball and get his foot and knee in bounds before passing the back line of the end zone. It was his first touchdown of the campaign.

2016 Week 10 vs KC (8 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)

Ted Ginn Jr. was not able to get on top of defensive backs to make his traditional deep receptions, but he and Cam Newton connected on some zipped passes to the outside. Each time Ginn hauled in such a pass, it appeared as though nobody was around him as he did a good job running off the defensive back with his speed. The Panthers made a concerted effort to get Ginn the ball in situations where his blazing pace could play a factor, but in general the Chiefs were there to corral him.

2016 Week 9 vs LA (7 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec)

Ted Ginn Jr. never had the chance to stretch his legs and get on top of the defense, as the Carolina offense was forced to keep things quick and short due to the Los Angeles pass rush. Ginn made a nice early catch on a quick slant between the numbers as the ball was zipped in between the numbers. He suffered due to a lack of accuracy from Cam Newton, with several passes flying in his direction - just too far away to catch. He made a handful of short receptions late in the game as the Panthers began to take the small chunks.

2016 Week 8 vs ARI (6 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)

Ted Ginn Jr. made his presence felt with some nice timing patterns to the sideline, connecting twice with his quarterback on deep out patterns and impressively dragging his feet both times. Ginn's speed meant the Cardinals cornerbacks continued to afford him a generous cushion when he was lined up outside, and the speedy receiver took full advantage. Ginn dropped a catchable pass with no defender around him at one point, drawing the ire of his quarterback. He was able to haul in a zipped pass on a crossing pattern off play action, once again showing good awareness.

2016 Week 6 vs NO (8 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec, 2 / 6 / 0 rush)

Often operating as the receiver opposite Kelvin Benjamin in two-wide sets, Ted Ginn Jr. found a lot of success against the Saints defensive backs. He was often forced to adjust to errant Cam Newton passes, but made an impressive reaching grab on an early sideline pass for a first down. Ginn's speed around the corner was a big part of the game plan; he was often the ball carrier on end around plays as the Panthers tried to outflank New Orleans. As the Saints began to open up the umbrella and play more soft coverage, Ginn was often the first option Newton looked to on quick-hitting passes outside the numbers. However, Ginn's electric game-breaking speed should have come into play more, none more so than on a deep shot from Newton. Unfortunately for Carolina, Newton left the football too high and short, forcing Ginn to come back and fight for the pass with the defensive back. Ginn was featured on a gadget play as he threw the football downfield off the end around; the attempt to the end zone drew a defensive pass interference penalty.

2016 Week 5 vs TB (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Derek Anderson's focus in this contest was firmly on feeding the ball to Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen, primarily on well-defined passes in rhythm and on time. Ted Ginn featured plenty in two-receiver sets, but his quarterback never looked his way as Ginn ran deeper, slower developing patterns. Ginn made a critical error in the first half, muffing a punt after one of his own players bumped into him at the crucial moment. He made little ground on a wide receiver screen at the beginning of the second half, as the blocks didn't quite develop in front of him.

2016 Week 4 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

With the Falcons playing so much passive coverage designed to take away the big play, Ted Ginn's chances of making a splash play downfield were limited. Ginn adjusted well to an errant Cam Newton pass on the first offensive play, snatching the football above his head on a simple drag route. Two subsequent targets from the erratic Newton were incomplete, with the second perhaps unfortunate not to draw a defensive pass interference penalty. Ginn added another short catch with the seconds waning on Carolina's sputtering offense.

2016 Week 3 vs MIN (7 / 3 / 62 / 0 rec, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)

The primary target of Cam Newton, especially in the early stages, was Ted Ginn Jr., who took advantage of some sloppy cornerback play early on to haul in a 31-yard pass. The cornerback, playing Cover 2, failed to get enough of a jam at the line of scrimmage, allowing Ginn to shoot up the sideline unencumbered. Newton fired in a pass to the outside so Ginn could protect himself from the onrushing safety. Ginn was unfortunate to be tackled by the safety on the play, as he was an ankle tackle away from pay dirt. Ginn hauled in a bullet pass on a deep dig pattern later in the half as it seemed as though the offense was coming to life. The Panthers made a concerted effort to get the ball in Ginn's hands, handing it off to him on a double reverse and peppering him with passes in the screen game. The Vikings defense responded every time, their riposte deadly and clinical in terms of tackling.

2016 Week 2 vs SF (4 / 2 / 51 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)

Ted Ginn Jr. provided both moments of magic and moments of utter frustration against San Francisco. Early on, Ginn got on the end of a beautiful Cam Newton deep ball, running underneath it in the end zone for what appeared to be a touchdown. However, the speed merchant failed to tap his second foot in bounds. The play came out of a nicely crafted route combination with Devin Funchess, who drew the underneath defenders with a deep out. Ginn could have been off to the races on a quick slant route, but Newton did not release the ball correctly and it fell harmlessly to Ginn's feet. Ginn dropped a fairly straightforward pass on a deep dig route, perhaps hearing the footsteps of a closing San Francisco defender. He made amends for the touchdown taken off the board, hauling in a 52-yard pass down the right sideline from Newton. All Ginn had to do was run under the ball, although there was a question over whether he maintained control throughout the process of the catch.

2016 Week 1 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec, 1 / 20 / 0 rush)

Ted Ginn Jr. was largely marginalized in a tough matchup against a Broncos secondary that provided very few opportunities for big plays, where the speedy receiver normally makes his money. Ginn showed good speed to get to the outside on an early reverse, following a seal block from Cam Newton to dash around the edge. His sole reception came in the final two minutes as the Panthers were driving for a potential game-winning field goal, impressively securing a dart from Newton on the sideline, dragging both feet. Ginn was a regular in the receiver rotation especially with Kelvin Benjamin on a snap count but he failed to catch the eye of Newton, who went instead to the aforementioned Benjamin, Devin Funchess and Greg Olsen.

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Panthers | Ted Ginn will be free agent (Thu Jan 12, 01:19 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

Our View: Ginn improved as a receiver in Carolina, but is still a middling option for teams. It's worth seeing where he lands but his upside is extremely limited.
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