Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Date of Birth:  04/12/1985
Age:  36
Height  5'11"
Weight:   180
College:  Ohio State
Drafted:  2007 | Round 1 | Pick 9
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Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. has retired from the NFL.

Ginn Jr. played 14 NFL season for six different teams after being taken No. 9 overall by the Dolphins in 2007, and he stuck around for so long that it almost felt like he played in a couple of different eras as a receiver that started in the mid 2000s and played into 2020 (playing in three different decades). While the Ohio State product might not have developed into the true No. 1 receiver you might expect from a top-ten pick, he made an impact as a receiver and returner throughout his productive career. Ginn played his first three years for the Dolphins, but he had his most success with the Panthers, including in 2015 when he posted a 44/739/10 line during Cam Newton's MVP season in which Carolina went to the Super Bowl. Ginn also played for the 49ers, Cardinals, Saints, and Bears. For his career, Ginn Jr. caught 412 passes for 5,742 yards and 33 touchdowns; he also had two rushing touchdowns, four punt return touchdowns, and three kick return touchdowns during his career. We wish Ginn luck as he moves past his on-field days.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

The Bears have released Ted Ginn Jr., according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ginn Jr. was the team's primary punt returner for most of the season, but he was a healthy scratch in Week 8, and now they are moving on from the veteran. In six games with Chicago, Ginn Jr. caught three-of-six targets for 40 yards.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

The Bears are signing Ted Ginn Jr., according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Ginn figures to slot right into the role Taylor Gabriel player in Matt Nagy's offense over the past couple of seasons, so the veteran receiver could offer some boom/bust FLEX upside in 2020. Chicago will be Ginn's sixth team since going in the first round of the 2007 draft, and this season will be his age-35 campaign.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. catches three passes in Saints' NFC title game loss.

Ginn gained 58 yards on his three attempts in the playoff loss to the Rams. The speedy veteran receiver had a big reception for 43 yards late in the game when it looked like the pass was going to be intercepted, and it set up the Saints with a shot to basically put the game away with another first down to run out the clock before kicking a potential game-winning field goal—but a non-call on a pass interference a few plays later helped give the Rams a chance to send the game to overtime and win it. Ginn is under contract with the Saints next season, and we expect he'll be back as at least a situational deep threat.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. catches three passes in Saints' playoff win.

Ginn gained 44 yards on his three receptions in the Divisional Round win versus the Eagles. The veteran receiver was targeted on a deep ball on the first play of the game, but it was slightly underthrown by Drew Brees and the pass was intercepted. Ginn worked as the No. 2 receiver for the Saints, and he'll continue as such next weekend against the Rams, who can be beaten deep.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. plays well in his return to the lineup.

Ginn was activated just a couple of days ago and was immediately back into the lineup and in a sizable role for New Orleans. He caught five passes for 74 yards against the Steelers, and he immediately looks to be the No. 2 receiver behind No. 1 receiver Michael Thomas. Ginn might not play in Week 17, though, as New Orleans has the No. 1 seed locked up.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

The Saints activated Ted Ginn Jr.

Ginn was placed on injured reserve on October 18, and he hasn't appeared in a game since Week 5. The speedy veteran receiver could give the Saints a steady presence opposite Michael Thomas, with rookie Tre’Quan Smith still inconsistent early in his career. Ginn is not a highly-recommended fantasy pickup-and-play, but his big-play ability gives him some weekly boom potential.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

The Saints have placed Ted Ginn Jr. on injured reserve, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Ginn is dealing with a knee injury, and the Saints have opted to place the veteran receiver on injured reserve. This means Ginn will miss at least the next eight weeks of the season, and there's probably a good chance he's one of New Orleans' two possible designated-to-return players. With Ginn out, Cameron Meredith and rookie Tre'Quan Smith figure to benefit the most, with Austin Carr also a name to watch. We believe Smith offers the most upside of the three as a pickup for your fantasy roster.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) has been ruled out for Monday night.

Ginn didn't practice at all this week, so the Saints went ahead and ruled him out for Monday's game against the Redskins. This could mean a bigger role for Cameron Meredith, who has some FLEX appeal for Week 5.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. doesn't catch a pass in Week 4.

The Giants did a nice job of limiting New Orleans' passing game, and Ginn had just one carry for one yard in the game. He also had a bobbled kick return that forced the Saints to start a drive backed up against their own goal line late in the game, which Sean Payton was visibly angry about. There's a chance the mishap lands Ginn in the doghouse, so he carries more risk than usual for Week 5 against the Redskins. Ginn is on pace for 48 receptions, 540 receiving yards, eight receiving touchdowns, 12 carries, and 104 rushing yards through four games this season.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn scores in Week 3 win over the Falcons.

Ginn caught three passes for 12 yards, including a four-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He also rushed once for 20 yards. The veteran deep threat had a tough matchup with a defense that likes to keep things in front of them, so he did well to come away with a score. Ginn will look to get behind the Giants next week, but he's just a volatile FLEX option.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. catches four passes against the Browns.

Ginn was targeted seven times in the Week 2 win, gaining 55 yards on his four receptions. He also lost a fumble in the game. Ginn faces the Falcons in a potential shootout next week.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn scores in Saints' loss.

Ginn caught five passes for 68 yards and a touchdown while adding a two-point conversion and a five-yard carry against the Bucs. The touchdown came on a 28-yard go route down the right sideline, with Drew Brees putting the throw on the money. Locked in as the clear No. 2 receiver for New Orleans, Ginn has FLEX appeal for next week against the Browns.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. plays well in Saints' playoff loss.

Ginn was targeted 11 times against the Vikings, catching eight passes for 72 yards while also adding one carry for 11 yards. The speedy receiver was a reliable target for Drew Brees, and he was open on a deep ball early in the game, but Brees underthrew it. Next season, should remain the number two receiver in New Orleans, so he'll have some FLEX worthy weeks and will be an option late in fantasy drafts next summer.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn scores 80-yard touchdown in win over the Panthers.

Ginn's score came in the first quarter against his former team, and he finished with four receptions for 115 yards. On the touchdown, Drew Brees was able to hit the speedster in stride down the middle of the defense to give New Orleans an early 7-0 lead. Ginn will probably need to make some more plays next week in Minnesota with Xaiver Rhodes likely shadowing Michael Thomas.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn handles four touches in Week 17 loss.

Ginn caught three passes for 33 yards and rushed once for two yards. In his first year with the Saints, Ginn caught 53 passes for 787 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed 10 times for 39 yards. The veteran receiver should have an important role in the postseason, including next Sunday against the Panthers.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ten Ginn leads Saints in receiving on Sunday.

Ginn caught four passes for 76 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown late in the second quarter to put New Orleans up 13-0 at the half. The speedster also rushed twice for 14 yards. Ginn wasn't a recommended fantasy play because the Falcons had limited opponents all year with no plays of 50+ yards (the only team in the league to do so), but that's no longer the case. New Orleans will need to play everyone in Week 17 to lock up the division, but Ginn won't be much more than a high-upside FLEX option.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. (ribs) is inactive against the Jets.

After Ginn said he expected to play, this is a bit of a surprise; but the Saints are probably keeping things safe with their speedy receiver. This could be an opening for Willie Snead to get more snaps, but no Saints receivers are recommended fantasy options outside of Michael Thomas. Ginn should be back in Week 16 for a big matchup with Atlanta.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. gets three touches against the Falcons.

Ginn had one carry for -3 yards and caught a couple of passes for 10 yards. The Falcons did a nice job of limiting the fast receiver, not allowing him to get much going tonight. Ginn did take a big hit to the ribs late in the game, but he returned after a few plays and thankfully appears to be OK. Ginn is a risky FLEX option in Week 15 against the Jets.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn caught two passes for 27 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

He also rushed once for six yards. Ginn couldn't find the end zone like he did in the first meeting with his former team, but the Saints were able to sweep the season series and pull two games (including the tiebreaker) ahead of the Panthers in the NFC South. Ginn should probably be left on the bench or waiver wire for the first week of the fantasy playoffs, as Atlanta doesn't allow the deep ball.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn caught seven passes for 71 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Ginn led the team in receptions, but Alvin Kamara provided most of the offense on Sunday both on the ground and through the air. Heading into a huge Week 13 matchup with his former team in the 8-3 Panthers, Ginn is worth considering as a high-upside FLEX option after Robby Anderson just  torched Carolina for a 6/146/2 line.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. catches all six targets against the Redskins.

After he had only one reception last week against the Bills, Ginn came back with a very good performance against the Redskins, gaining 87 yards on his six receptions in the Week 11 victory. But he did also lose 12 yards on his lone carry of the game. As the number two receiver in New Orleans' offense with obvious trust from the coaching staff and Drew Brees, Ginn is a FLEX option next week against the Rams—though he does have some bust potential.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. gets one target against the Bills.

The Saints ran the ball 48 times in their victory, and Ginn only caught one pass for three yards. He previously had at least 50 yards in each of his last four games, so he'll try to get it going again versus the Redskins in Week 11.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn catches 36-yard touchdown in win over Tampa Bay.

Ginn finished with four receptions for 59 yard and the score, which came in the third quarter to put New Orleans up 30-3. The Saints are now winners of six-straight games and will look to improve to 7-2 next week in Buffalo. Ginn is a solid FLEX option.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. goes over 60 yards again.

This is Ginn's third-straight game with over 60 yards, as he caught two passes for 68 yards in a win over the Bears. Ginn's long was for 53 yards, as it was on a deep bomb late in the game with the Saints trying to put it away. With a matchup against a beatable Tampa Bay secondary next week, Ginn is in the FLEX conversation.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn has big day in Week 7 win.

Ginn caught seven passes for 141 yards, as he consistently picked up chunk yardage against the Packers. The veteran speedster may have also benefitted from Willie Snead (hamstring) sitting, but Sunday's performance should give him more weekly looks. Still, the nature of his game makes him a volatile FLEX option against Chicago next Sunday.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. sparks the Saints in Week 6.

Ginn caught all four targets versus Detroit, gaining 66 yards including a 20-yard touchdown. He also added three yards on his lone carry of the game. Ginn's touchdown was on a crossing route that he caught and just ran away from the defense. He'll look to keep it going against Green Bay next week.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. gets three touches in Week 4.

Ginn had a nine-yard carry while adding two receptions for 25 yards. The best play for Ginn was a 21-yard reception for a first down late in the game, where Ginn high-pointed the ball for a nice catch dow note sideline. Ginn and the Saints have a Week 5 bye week.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn catches 40-yard touchdown in Week 3 win.

Facing his former team in the Panthers, Ginn also rushed once for 15 yards and caught another four-yard pass, finishing with two catches for 44 yards and the score. It was the first time the deep threat has found the end zone with the Saints, and he has a pretty good chance to get deep again against Miami next Sunday in London. Ginn is a high-upside FLEX option in Week 4, but you hopefully have more consistent options to put in the lineup.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn has quiet game in Week 2 loss.

It's no surprise after New England allowed Tyreek Hill to catch a deep touchdown in Week 1. Ginn will face his former team next Sunday in Carolina, but he's just a weak FLEX option in both standard and PPR leagues.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Tedd Ginn Jr. gets five touches in Week 1.

Ginn had four receptions for 53 yards, as well as a five-yard carry against the Vikings. He worked as a clear top-two receiver along with Michael Thomas in the game, and he'll be that against the Patriots in Week 2.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn totals 50 yards in Saints' third preseason game.

Ginn rushed once for 24 yards and caught three passes for 26 yards. Signed by New Orleans to replace Brandin Cooks as the vertical threat on the offense, Ginn is an interesting late-round flier in fantasy drafts. He is unlikely to be a consistent option, but the upside will be there in a Drew Brees orchestrated attack.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Drew Brees says "he could not be more impressed" with Ted Ginn.

Ginn is reportedly making a ton of plays in OTAs and really impressing the team. Sean Payton notably said how happy he was getting Ginn away from the Panthers when they signed him in free agency. The team clearly plans to utilize Ginn, perhaps even in the role Brandin Cooks played over his three seasons with New Orleans. Ginn has major upside late in fantasy drafts.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Sean Payton speaks very highly of new receiver Ted Ginn Jr.

Payton said on NFL Network, that signing Ginn, formerly a Panther, is "like two wins," according to Mike Triplett. During the coaches breakfast yesterday, Payton said he has a "crystal clear" vision for Ginn's role in the offense. Ginn has the potential to put up some big numbers with Drew Brees throwing to him. Guys like Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem have put up some good numbers with Brees in the past, and Ginn is probably more talented than those two. He's behind Michael Thomas and Willie Snead for targets, but Ginn has a chance to put up 1,000 yards for the first time in his career this season.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. will sign with the Saints, according to Dianna Russini.

It really looks like Brandin Cooks is out the door. The Saints will add some more speed to the offense, but might lose some if Cooks is indeed traded.

Ted Ginn Jr. caught four passes for 69 yards and rushed twice for 24 yards in Sunday's loss.

Ginn built on last year's success with a similar line of 54/752/4 after his 44/739/10 line in 2015. The Panthers should add more weapons on offense this offseason, so Ginn probably be either re-signed to a smaller role or somewhere else in 2017. He probably won't be draftable in fantasy leagues no matter where he lands.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ginn catches three-of-nine targets for 29 yards against Atlanta.

He's a boom/bust FLEX option.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. catches 30-yard touchdown on MNF.

Ginn had four receptions for 64 yards and the touchdown against the Redskins. Ginn ran a deep post route right behind Redskins safety Donte Whitner and was open by a good ten yards in the endzone. Ginn has picked it up lately, scoring a touchdown in four of his last five games. He's not a bad FLEX option against Atlanta in Week 16.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. catches only two passes as Panthers pass offense struggles again.

Ginn had two catches for 21 yards and is a boom/bust option that's more bust this season as Cam Newton has struggled passing.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ted Ginn Jr. bright spot for Panthers in blowout loss.

Ginn caught five passes for 80 yards and a touchdown, and rushed once for six yards. Still, he isn't a reliable fantasy option and can be left on the waiver wire outside of deeper leagues.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ginn catches 88-yard score in Panthers' loss to Oakland.

The speedster got behind the defense and Cam Newton threw a perfect pass for six. Ginn finished with four catches for 115 yards and the score, and added a 13-yard rush. He's made the highlight reel for two weeks in a row, but Ginn can stay on the waiver wire, especially with the Seahawks in Seattle on deck.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ginn makes spectacular end zone catch as Panthers beat Saints.

He finished with three catches for 46 yards and the score, which was a seam route for 40 yards where he was just able to drag his feet in bounds and make a nice hands catch at the back line of the end zone. He also nearly scored on a rushing touchdown early in the game, but it was overturned on review; he rushed just once for 13 yards. Ginn will make some plays, but is just a deep desperation play.

Ted Ginn Jr. | Retired WR

Ginn catches 5 passes for 44 yards in loss.

The 31-year old hasn't found the end zone this season. Despite having a great matchup with the Saints for Week 11, Ginn can remain on the waiver wire unless you're looking for a dart throw upside play.

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