Chicago Bears signing wide receiver veteran Ted Ginn Jr
Tedd Ginn has been in the league since 2007 (Photo by Sean Gardner)

The former New Orleans Saints receiver, Ted Ginn Jr. is signing a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears

Ginn has been in the league since he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2007 and has since amounted over 5,000 receiving yards. Last season with the Saints, Ginn had 30 receptions for 421 yards and two touchdowns.

Despite being 35 years old, Ginn told ESPN before the draft that he wants believes he has a "few more years" before he will retire from the league. 

Why the Chicago Bears?

The Bears have been looking to add speed to their talent selection. With a rather mediocre season last year with an 8-8 record, the offense simply could not help their defense. 

In the 2018 season, the Bears made the playoffs for only the second time in over a decade. Famously from their Wild Card match against the Philadelphia Eagles, they suffered a loss after Cody Parkey's 'double doink'. 

The Bears' passing offense ranked 25th last season with 205.7 yards per game. Ginn had the same number of 40+ yard receptions (2) as the entire Bears offense in 2019.

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Ginn isn't a player who the Bears will look to rely on, age is not on his side and is not a guy who can play all game for the entire season. He has missed 12 games in the last three seasons and has failed to collect more than 30 catches in back-to-back years. 

For the Bears, Ginn will be the veteran in the camp alongside Allen Robinson II and Anthony Miller. The Bears also agreed terms with veteran tight end, Jimmy Graham in March. 

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