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Ginn out to prove there's more to him

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07:05 AM ET 07.29 | Ted Ginn Jr. is trying to take it slow with the Panthers, which isn't something that comes naturally to the speedster. "It's kind of hard to show slowness," Ginn said. The Panthers' first full-pads practice Sunday gave fans a look at Ginn's potential for big plays and his past problems. Ginn, who signed a one-year deal with the Panthers in March, made several tough catches and showed off his speed on a couple of deep routes. But he also dropped a Cam Newton pass that him squarely in the hands. ... "A lot of guys see me as a punt returner or a specialist," Ginn said following Sunday's practice. "Here they were just, 'Hey man, just come in and show us what you've got.'" Ginn and Domenik Hixon, another free agent acquisition, look to be the leading candidates for the No. 3 receiver spot.

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July 29, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Coach's kid. Not that good, but works really hard. Doesn't compare to pure talent, but works hard enough to hold on to a roster spot.

"Dropped a pass that hit him squarely in the hands" will continue to be his problem.

July 29, 2013  08:56 AM ET

He hasn't proved much in the five or so years he's been in the league.

July 29, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Ginn is not the tonic that ails them.

July 29, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He hasn't proved much in the five or so years he's been in the league.

He's proven that he can be equally irrelevant on a good team or on a bad team.

July 29, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Hixon is a very reliable and disciplined receiver. He was an outstanding punt, KO returner before some injuries. The new GM of the Panthers is strait from the Giants front office. He signed him in FA for a reason. Hixon is reliable and effective.

July 29, 2013  10:55 AM ET

Ginn could have a bit more flash, but Hixon is likely to be much more reliable

July 29, 2013  11:20 AM ET

Hopefully Cam will start throwing the ball rather than running it. Of course he must be the star and touchdown hero

July 29, 2013  12:28 PM ET

I'd much rather rely on this ---->>>>

July 29, 2013  12:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'd much rather rely on this ---->>>>

Yes, a significant upgrade over the early morning shot of some guy with weird hair.

July 29, 2013  12:56 PM ET

Ginn is just a one trick pony who's one trick is stating to decline....

July 29, 2013  12:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'd much rather rely on this ---->>>>

The half lei is a nice touch....really sets off her.......

July 29, 2013  02:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Ginn is not the tonic that ails them.

Agreed

July 29, 2013  03:23 PM ET

Ginn still has plenty of speed. Amazing how he has no problems catching punts and returning them, but his concentration is not that good when it comes to catching passes.

July 29, 2013  04:45 PM ET

Cam Newton is proof that a "dual-threat" QB does not work in the NFL.

July 29, 2013  05:23 PM ET

If Hixon stays healthy, he can help them out, but I don't think he can stay Healthy!

July 29, 2013  10:12 PM ET

Apparently he can't prove he's significant enough to warrant his own photograph.

 
July 30, 2013  12:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Apparently he can't prove he's significant enough to warrant his own photograph.

Cam would get a tad upset about that.

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