The Bears waived Ginn on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Signed to a one-year, $1.19 million deal in April, Ginn played 43 percent of the offensive snaps in the Bears' season-opening win over the Lions, but he's seen his usage plummet ever since. The wideout has been inactive twice over the Bears' subsequent seven games while playing fewer than 10 percent of the offensive snaps in three other contests. The Bears weren't able to find any takers on the trade market for the 35-year-old, so he'll now be cut loose as the team prioritizes its younger depth options at receiver.
Ginn (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 8 tilt against the Saints. The veteran receiver therefore will be unavailable to face his former teammates in Sunday's home contest. Ginn has logged six targets through six games, and the availability of Allen Robinson (concussion) and Cordarrelle Patterson (quadriceps) appears to have played a part in saddling Ginn with his first inactive designation this season.
Ginn caught two passes for 11 yards in Chicago's 19-11 loss to the Colts on Sunday. Although Ginn caught both of his targets, he's caught just three passes for 40 yards on the season, giving him very little fantasy value unless his role changes significantly.
Ginn caught one pass for 29 yards in the Bears' 30-26 victory over the Falcons on Sunday. After being a healthy scratch in Week 2, Ginn was targeted three times as the Bears spent most of the game clawing back from a large deficit. Unless his role in the offense drastically increases, his fantasy value will be minimal.
Ginn is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants. Ginn was on the field for nearly half the plays the Bears ran in Week 1, but he did not catch a pass, and he will not in Week 2 either. No injury has been reported for Ginn, so he is presumably a healthy scratch for Sunday's game, and is no longer a starter like he is listed as on the Bears' depth chart.
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