Ted Ginn Jr.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
Ted Ginn Jr. is making a home for himself in Carolina. The 28-year-old Ginn is proving he still has something left in the tank, catching five passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Carolina Panthers to a 25-10 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.