Ted Ginn is about 48 hours away from becoming a receiving target for Cam Newton. Ginn visited with the Panthers this week and the Charlotte Observer reports that the Carolina Panthers offered the receiver a contract before he left town. The contract wasn’t signed by Ginn before he left, but it’s the only one he’s got on the table at the moment and it seems only a matter of time before he puts pen to paper.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera did not hide his excitement about the prospect of acquiring receiver/returner Ted Ginn Jr., a free agent who visited the Panthers this week and left with a contract offer.“Ted came in and did a nice job. I know our guys really spoke highly of his visit,” Rivera said Wednesday at the NFC coaches breakfast at the league meetings.
Panthers head coach Ron Riera spoke highly of his encounter with Ginn, saying that he can come in and not only give the Panthers a weapon on offense but will be crucial to special teams.
“Ted came in and did a nice job. I know our guys really spoke highly of his visit,” Rivera said Wednesday, via the Observer. “The interesting thing about Ted is he gives us some depth at wide receiver who can challenge for playing time opportunity. But also he’s got special teams value, which is big.”
Ginn has spent his time in the NFL with both the Miami Dolphins and most recently the San Francisco 49ers. He was a high first round draft pick our of Ohio State but never panned out to be the wide receiver some hoped he would be. But Ginn saved face by carving out a nice niche for himself as a dangerous return man, and it’s that dual aspect to his game that will likely land him the job in Carolina.