Tedd Ginn & The Bucs

April 20th, 2020

There’s always a wave of free agency that comes after the NFL Draft.

For teams unable to meet perceived needs via the rookie pool, their attention often turns to what’s left on the street.

One former first-round pick, receiver/returner Ted Ginn, is a guy Joe thinks might capture the attention of Bucco Bruce Arians. Ginn turned 35 a week ago and played every game for the Saints last season.

He’s not what he used to be, but he has no plans to retire, so Ginn told ESPN in an interview last week.

Ironically, Ginn seems like the classic Patriots post-draft signing — to add an experienced deep threat for Tom Brady.

If the Bucs don’t draft a receiver this week, Joe wouldn’t be able to find a reason why the Bucs shoudn’t invite Ginn to Tampa for a workout and a chat. Of course, that would have to wait for The Plague to be lifted, though Ginn certainly has enough cash stashed to record a professional workout and email it to the Bucs.

Again, Joe’s not screaming to sign Ginn, but he’s just the type of guy you add in an all-in season if you don’t improve at receiver in the draft.

24 Responses to “Tedd Ginn & The Bucs”

  1. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Hasn’t he played for all of the NFC South teams except the Bucs? Not sure if he’s been a dirty bird or not.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    _______________and the Bucs……….the odds are very good that not one of these prospects become a Buc……but, thought provoking….

  3. LordCornelius Says:

    Supposedly this draft is like 5 rounds deep with starter material.

    Get one in R4/R5. Use first 3 picks to get OL / RB & either edge or S or QB if the value is right.

  4. SteveK Says:

    Good return guy and 4/5 wr. Why not, after the draft shakes out we can assess as needed.

  5. LordCornelius Says:

    My preference for value + Need in this draft:

    R1-Kinlaw DT


    R1-top 4 OT
    R3/R4/R4 = BPA at QB/WR/front 7 player or S

    Or trade down and still attack those positions (OT/RB/S/WR/DE/QB/DT)

  6. Casual Observer Says:

    Good Lord. Not a bad strategy.

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  9. Oneilbucs Says:

    Look who’s getting burned on the picture ..

  10. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    I wouldn’t mind Ginn … Of course that dude has always had questionable hands… He’s the type of guy that is targeted on the last pass to win the game, is wide open… And drops it!!! Lol … But yeah and excellent depth guy!!

  11. Bucs Guy Says:

    Trade OJ and/or trade back in the first rd if the big 4 OTs are gone. Bucs need an extra day 2 pick. My preference in order. This draft is very deep at RB, DT and WR. There is a lot of high quality RB and DT depth on day 2 and even day 3 for WR. There will be 2nd/3rd round graded WR talent available in rds 4 and 5.
    Day 1 – OT Thomas or Jones (other 3 ORs off the board)
    Day 2 – First pick CEH at RB
    Day 2 – Second pick Davis, Chinn or Dugger at S
    Day 2 – Third pick Madubuike, Gallimore, Elliott or Hamilton at DT
    Day 3 – G/C, DE, WR, LB or pounding RB

  12. jjbucsfan Says:

    Lord Cornelius, I’ll take your 2nd scenario in heart beat

  13. Bucs Guy Says:

    This article is spot on in regards to Plan B. Ginn for WR, dotson for T and pick up an RB. We need to consider a plan B for DT, LT and C because I don’t believe all 3 of the starters for 2020 will be on the roster in 2021. I know we’re supposedly all in this year, but you need to draft at least one or two of these this year.

    You need to think your #1 pick in the 2021 draft is going to be QB. So how do you get that great LT? My biggest preference — though not a Plan B is to trade Donovan Smith and a 2021 4th rd pick (or maybe 3rd rd) for Trent Williams with a new 4-year contract as part of the deal. This provides an all-pro upgrade this year for only $3-4M extra per year. It also helps with your tackle money. When Williams retires in 4 or 5 years, your new OT will be finishing his rookie contract. So you’ll never have big money tied up in two tackles at the same time.

  14. Bucs Guy Says:

    Don’t waste a day 3 pick on a developmental QB. Name one, other than Brady, who has amounted to a 8-10 year starter in the last 20 years.

  15. ItzOK Says:

    Itz fine lets try and sign every player who is past their prime. Did anyone call TO he looks to be in great shape. Hell Anthony Munoz could surely hold down right tackle its not like the bucs would be asking him to play left tackle at his age.

  16. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    He can run back punts too ~

  17. 813bucboi Says:


    agree… i’d pass on ginn unless he’s still out there after the draft and the rookie WR hasnt shown anything….but i like our WR core….

    give me opt #1…

    R3-RB or DE/OLB

    GO BUCS!!!!

  18. LordCornelius Says:


    Starting to feel like the top 4 OTs may all be gone by like pick 11.

    I really like Kinlaw. That would not only give us some DT depth/some future plans there but would also bolster the pass rush in general even though he isn’t a DE/OLB.

    After the top 4 OTs I’d rather take a chance on Licht finding one in R2 than reaching in R1. If there is one position Licht has done OK with in R2 it’s O-line. That might be the only position actually lol

  19. 813bucboi Says:



    worried about the 9ers tho….they pick #13, they could grab kinlaw or WR….

    im praying they take ruggs or jeudy….lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  20. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    JPP KINLAW VEA SUH SHAQ yikes!!!! And move em all over the place!!! Scary

  21. Oneilbucs Says:

    Bucs guy we have to draft a quarterback this year for the future. At some point we have to develop a quarterback . We can’t depend on every teams leftovers .

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    If Ginn can still return the ball, then he’d be someone the Bucs should absolutely bring in, regardless of what they do in the draft. The Bucs have ZERO depth at WR, ZERO. Scotty Miller has done nothing in the NFL and is right now the #3 WR on the team. That is scary bad depth.

    The other one to look at is Josh Gordon, if he’s not suspended for drugs again. He played with Brady, so Brady could vouch for him or tell the team to stay away, but he is by and far the best available guy out there if he’s not sucking on a crack pipe.

    Tavon Austin, as a return guy, might be another one to look at. Believe it or not, I haven’t kept close tabs on his career, so maybe I’m off base here, so feel free to call me a moron for saying we should look at him if he’s fallen off a cliff in every aspect of the game.

    But the WR market is awful – guys like Robbie Anderson getting $12m this year. This is why the Bucs HAVE to draft someone high – and it’s why you don’t waste a high pick on a RB since they’re a dime a dozen.

  23. Kevin B. Lee Says:

    If he’s willing to take the veteran minimum ($1,050,000) since he could contribute quicker than a rookie. Judging by previous contracts, would be seeking at least $3 million.

  24. TOM Says:

    Vet min. sounds about right, maybe a little more.