TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints played with the urgency of a team determined to get back on track.
“You lose a game, you move forward. The next game can’t come quick enough,” coach...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Even as Ted Ginn Jr. enters his 13th NFL season, the 34-year-old Saints receiver still considers his foot speed his most distinguishing asset.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints have placed receiver Ted Ginn Jr. on their active roster, making him eligible to play when New Orleans hosts Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Ginn returned to practice this week for the first time since being placed on injured reserve on Oct. 18 because of a knee injury repaired by arthroscopic surgery.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says there is a "very realistic" possibility of injured receiver Ted Ginn Jr. playing again this season.
Meanwhile, New Orleans has ruled out left guard Andrus Peat and listed right guard Larry Warford as questionable for Sunday's game at Baltimore.
Peat has missed practice this week with a head injury, while Warford has been hampered by back soreness.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed veteran receiver Ted Ginn Jr., who has been struggling with knee soreness, on injured reserve.
Ginn has played in four games this season, catching 12 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns, but has regularly appeared on New Orleans' official injury report since early in Week 2.
Ginn's production had largely dipped since Week 2 and he did not have a reception in Week 4 before sitting out a Week 5 triumph over Washington.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Washington Redskins have scratched receiver Josh Doctson from the lineup for Monday night's game against New Orleans.
Doctson had been listed as questionable with a heel injury on the club's final injury report on Saturday. The Redskins say Maurice Harris will start in Doctson's place.
The Saints, who'd already ruled out receiver Ted Ginn Jr. with knee soreness, also scratched linebacker Manti Teo, who'd been questionable with a knee injury.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees has his three most productive receiving targets back from last season — and then some.
The addition of free agent Cameron Meredith and rookie Tre'Quan Smith, combined with the four-game suspension of 2017 rushing leader Mark Ingram, has set the stage for the Saints to revert to a more pass-heavy attack — if they choose.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Captain Munnerlyn took one glance at the Carolina Panthers wide receivers' 40-yard times and couldn't believe what he saw.
The veteran cornerback has never seen such a compilation of speed amassed at one position on a roster in any of his 10 NFL training camps.
"Oh man, we got some fast receivers," Munnerlyn said. "I was like, 'Wow, almost everyone runs a 4.4 or lower. That's crazy.' We have some speed on this team — and we probably needed it."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The chance to play in an elite passing offense with quarterback Drew Brees was one obvious factor that brought receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to the Saints.
Multiple opportunities to make the Carolina Panthers pay for letting him walk in free agency was another.
"If they didn't want to bring me back, I wanted to go somewhere to play against them," Ginn said this week. "I felt like I did everything I was supposed to do to be there."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees did not want to head across the Atlantic Ocean three games behind the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers in the NFC South.
The veteran quarterback made sure the Saints could rest a little easier on their eight-hour flight to London for next week's game against the Miami Dolphins.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (7-9)
New faces: RB Adrian Peterson, RG Larry Warford, LB A.J. Klein, WR Ted Ginn Jr., DE Alex Okafor, CB Marshon Lattimore, OT Ryan Ramczyk, S Marcus Williams, RB Alvin Kamara, LB Manti T'eo.
Key losses: WR Brandin Cooks, DT Nick Fairley, RB Tim Hightower, S Jairus Byrd.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (6-10)
New faces: DE Julius Peppers, CB Captain Munnerlyn, S Mike Adams, LT Matt Kalil, RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Russell Shepard, WR Curtis Samuel, LT Matt Kalil.
Key losses: FB Mike Tolbert, LT Michael Oher, RT Mike Remmers, WR Ted Ginn Jr., WR Philly Brown, LB A.J. Klein, S Tre Boston, DE Kony Ealy.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If the New Orleans Saints hope to make a run at the playoffs they'll first need to figure out how to kick the football through the uprights.
Seems pretty simple, right?
And yet for the second straight week, disaster struck when rookie kicker Wil Lutz walked on the field.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (17-2)
New faces: DT Vernon Butler, DT Paul Soliai, CB James Bradberry, CB Daryl Worley, CB Zack Sanchez, C-G Gino Gradkowski, P Andy Lee.
Key losses: CB Josh Norman, CB Charles Tillman, S Roman Harper, DE Jared Allen, WR Jerricho Cotchery.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans' preseason game against the Carolina Panthers is being delayed in the second half by severe weather in the area.
Carolina led Tennessee 19-10 with 1:34 left in the third quarter Saturday when an announcement came over the Nissan Stadium loudspeaker that lightning in the Nashville area had forced a delay, causing both teams to head into the locker room while the stands emptied.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. has a unique perspective on the exploits of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who has become the star of the final week of the Rio Olympics.
Ginn competed against Bolt when their 4x100-meter relay teams squared off in high school. Ginn's team won.