Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Seeking a boost to their return game, the
Carolina Panthers agreed to terms on a contract with wide receiver Ted Ginn
Jr. on Friday.
The Charlotte Observer reported the deal to be for one year.
Ginn owns six return touchdowns (3 kickoffs, 3 punts) over six NFL seasons and
finished third in the NFC with a 10.3 average taking back punts while with San
Francisco last year. The former first-round pick is also one of only 12
players in league history to return a kickoff and a punt for a score in the
same game, doing so with the 49ers in 2011.
For his career, Ginn has averaged 11.0 yards on punt returns and 23.2 yards on
kickoffs. The Panthers finished just 22nd in the NFL in kickoff return average
a season ago.
As a receiver, Ginn has recorded 161 career catches for 2,048 yards and six
touchdowns, with a high of 56 receptions totaling 790 yards for the Miami
Dolphins in 2008. The 27-year-old was utilized almost exclusively on special
teams with the 49ers last season, however.
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