Rivera Pumped About Chance To Sign Ted Ginn Jr.

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.

Ginn, who played with San Francisco last season, also reportedly has an offer from Cincinnati.

“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.

“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, 27, a first-round pick out of Ohio State in 2007, has six career touchdown returns – three on punt returns and three on kickoffs.

“He’s an explosive guy coming off the line of scrimmage, too,” Rivera said. “So there’s some huge pluses for us as far as hoping to be able to bring a guy like that into the fold.”


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