Aug 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. (19) gets tackled by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals sign Ted Ginn Jr.

The Cardinals and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. have agreed to a three-year deal, per Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports. 

This marks the fourth team for the former 2007 first round pick of the Dolphins. In 2013, his lone season as a Panther, Ginn tallied a career high five touchdowns, to go along with 36 catches and 556 receiving yards. The undersized Ginn hasn’t lived up to his lofty draft status, but he has proven himself now after seven years to be a capable and surprisingly durable wideout and return man.

Ginn is a nice fit as the No. 3 receiver in the Arizona offense. With his quick burst, he is a natural slot receiver who will have space to work with Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd working outside the numbers. The signing of Ginn comes just one day after Andre Roberts was picked up by the Redskins.

By not hesitating to fill the void at the slot receiver position, it’s clear that the Cardinals are ready to throw the ball a lot with Carson Palmer returning to the helm for 2014. With Andre Ellington presumably to play more this season after the sudden retirement of Rashard Mendenhall, the Cardinals will start a back that is just as dangerous as a receiver. Also, the team signed stud pass blocking left tackle Jared Veldheer just minutes into free agency on Tuesday.

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