Ted Ginn wants to play receiver with Panthers


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Ted Ginn was part of a San Francisco 49ers team that made it to the Super Bowl last season. Of course the part that Ginn played was small as he contributed only on kick offs.

The former first round pick is out to change that this season after signing with the Carolina Panthers.

“I want to show the world that I can still play receiver,” Ginn said, via the Charlotte Post. “I got kind of bashed over the years, being labeled a specialist.”

While with the Dolphins, Ginn was used as a receiver for three years catching 128 passes and five touchdowns. He also carried the ball on reverses scoring two touchdowns in 2008.

Those numbers all crept down when he joined the 49ers and hit bottom in what Ginn described as “a tough season” in 2012.

Ginn caught two passes last season for 1 yard and ran the ball just one time for 7. His kickoff and punt numbers were also lower.

Currently the Panthers have Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell locked in as starters. Former New York Giant Domenik Hixon among others will compete with Ginn for touches as the teams number three wideout.