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Ex-Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. Wants to Play in 2020, Not Entertaining NFL Retirement

Blake SchusterCorrespondent IIApril 15, 2020

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) runs a route in the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. isn't considering retirement even if he's yet to find a new NFL team. 

The 35-year-old free agent, who most recently played with the New Orleans Saints, told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler he has no intention to give up the game. 

"I've still got a few more years left in me," Ginn said. 

Ginn may have to bide his time a bit longer before finding a suitable deal. As the fast and furious phase of free agency begins to cool off, most teams have turned their attention to the upcoming draft to address their needs. 

A veteran like Ginn is more likely to sign closer to training camp as teams look to solidify their rosters ahead of Week 1. 

The Ohio State product has certainly proved durable throughout his NFL career. Since being drafted ninth overall in 2007 by the Miami Dolphins, Ginn has played fewer than 13 games just once in his career. That came in 2018 when he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. 

Aside from that year, Ginn's numbers have been consistent. Over 13 seasons, he's tallied 409 receptions, 5,702 yards and 33 touchdowns with his elite speed making him a go-to downfield option for quarterbacks. 

The fact that Ginn has been able to produce across multiple types of offenses throughout the league should also make him an attractive option for general managers. The wideout has played for Carolina, Miami, New Orleans, San Francisco and Arizona, finding success in each stop. 

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As he looks to continue his career, Ginn will have to rely on his resume and hope his knee holds up. 

If not, his retirement may not entirely be his decision to make. 

 

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