NFL Free Agency Rumors: Browns have real interest in Ted Ginn Jr

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The Cleveland Browns need playmakers and they have interest in Ted Ginn Jr.

After being released by the Arizona Cardinals, Ted Ginn Jr will likely have to prove himself in 2015 to get more snaps. After a career season in 2013 with the Carolina Panthers, he regressed tremendously in Arizona, where he was expected to take over the slot receiver role.

However, the Cardinals fell in love with John Brown and they made him one of their featured players in their offense. This in turn made Ginn Jr expendable. Although his stock is down right now, the Cleveland Browns are reportedly interested in Ginn Jr.

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Pro Football Talk reported that the Browns have reached out to Ginn Jr regarding their interest of the prospects of him being on the roster in 2015. Considering that the Browns really have no established skill guys with Jordan Cameron likely going elsewhere in free agency and Josh Gordon suspended, bringing in a dynamic player like Ginn Jr would make a ton of sense. Cleveland was also 28th in the league yards per punt return average, so this is just another area where Ginn Jr can make a difference.

Donte Whitner, who played with Ginn Jr at Ohio State talked about Ginn and how he could revive his career by coming to Cleveland.

"“I think it would be a natural fit and I think it would give our fan base another big boost from a hometown guy like Teddy, who played at Ohio State, who played at Glenville High school, who’s a Cleveland native,” Whitner said. “And I think it would give him a boost also, playing in front of his friends, and family and fans that grew up watching him, so I think that would be a big career boost for him also. I’m hopeful that it happens.”"

Considering that Ginn Jr is a hometown guy and the Browns have a real need at the wide receiver position, it wouldn’t come as a surprise at all if the two agree on a deal when the NFL Free Agency period starts in a week and a half.

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