Bryan Strickland Senior Writer
Charlotte, NC March 22, 2013 – The Carolina Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Ted Ginn, the team announced Friday.
“We are excited to add Ted to our team,” head coach Ron Rivera says. “He is an explosive player who could help us both on offense and in the return game.”
Ginn, 5-11 and 180 pounds, has played six seasons in the NFL as a receiver and return specialist, the last three with the San Francisco 49ers. In 2012, Ginn played in 13 games and returned 32 punts for 326 yards (10.2-yard average) and 11 kickoffs for 253 yards (23.0-yard average). He also added two receptions for one yard and rushed once for seven yards.
Ginn entered the NFL in 2007 as a first round draft choice (ninth overall) of the Miami Dolphins out of Ohio State. He played three seasons with the Dolphins before being traded to the 49ers in 2010. Ginn has played in 88 regular season games with 38 starts. For his career, Ginn has six return touchdowns (three punt returns and three kickoff returns) and averages 11.0 yards per punt return and 23.2 yards per kickoff return. On offense, Ginn has made 161 career receptions for 2,048 yards and six touchdowns and has rushed 27 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns.