Ginn brought in three of six targets for 58 yards during the Saints' 26-23 overtime loss to the Rams in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. He also fumbled once but it was recovered by the offense. Ginn's relatively modest totals were nevertheless good enough for second on the Saints. The highlight of the speedster's day was a 43-yard grab late in the fourth quarter that brought the ball down to the Rams' 13-yard line, meaning he was only able to muster 15 yards on his other two receptions. Ginn's season was significantly shortened due to a knee injury, as played only five games overall. He's on the books for a modest $3.5 million next season, so his chances for a 2019 roster spot appear relatively secure.
Ginn (knee) brought in three of seven targets for 44 yards in the Saints' 20-14 divisional-round playoff win over the Eagles on Sunday. Outside of being guilty of too much speed on the Saints' first play from scrimmage -- when Drew Brees underthrew the streaking Ginn down the middle and was intercepted -- the veteran receiver was solid in only his second taste of game action since Week 4. Ginn missed a substantial portion of the regular season due to a knee injury, but if Sunday were any indication, he appears to be back at full health at the most important time of year. He'll look to once again provide Brees with a reliable second wideout option alongside Michael Thomas in next Sunday's potential championship-game shootout versus the Rams.
Ginn (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Eagles, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports. Ginn played in the immediate game after his activation from IR in Week 16, hauling in five of eight passes for 74 yards on 27 of a possible 66 offensive snaps. With the Saints locked into the No. 1 seed in the NFC following that victory against the Steelers, coach Sean Payton opted to preserve Ginn for the postseason, ruling him inactive in the regular-season finale. After logging full practices this week, Ginn is ready to take on a Philadelphia defense that gave up 8.2 yards per target and 17 touchdowns to wide receivers in 2018.
Ginn (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports. Coach Sean Payton hinted Friday at the possibility of holding Ginn out for a mostly meaningless regular-season finale, so his inclusion on the inactive list doesn't come as a major surprise. With the Saints having clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed in the playoffs, there's little to gain by exposing Ginn to an injury in Week 17. After an 11-week absence due to a knee issue, Ginn returned from injured reserve in the Week 16 win over the Steelers and finished with five receptions for 74 yards on eight targets. He should return to action during the divisional round as the Saints' No. 2 wideout.
Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith suggested Ginn may not play in Sunday's game against Carolina, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. "With Ted being down this week, I'm going to be taking the majority of the load," Smith said after Friday's practice. After returning from injured reserve last week to catch five passes for 74 yards, Ginn doesn't have an injury designation for Week 17 but nonetheless may be rested as the Saints prepare for a playoff run. With Teddy Bridgewater already confirmed as the starter and Smith hinting that Ginn won't play, it's probably safe to assume Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram will have limited roles if they play at all.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||@Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|5||10/06||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|11||11/17||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|14||12/08||San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
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