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Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. still believes he’s the fastest man in the NFL

Ted Ginn Jr., Saints

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. may be well past his prime, but that does not mean he is ready to relinquish his title as the fastest man in the NFL.

Ginn still thinks he is the speediest guy in football, and earlier this offseason, he challenged anyone to try and beat him in a 40-yard dash.

Now, he is doubling down on that statement.

“We’re in a league where everyone wants to be the best,” Ginn said, according to Nathan Brown of The New Orleans Advocate. “Everyone feels like they’re the guy. That’s what this league is all about. But when you think about speed, and you come to the New Orleans Saints, you think about one guy. When you think about the No. 1 receiver, you go to Mike [Thomas]. We’ve all got our labels.”

Ginn is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played just five games due to a knee injury, logging 17 catches for 209 yards and a couple of touchdowns in what was his second year with the Saints.

In his first year in New Orleans in 2017, Ginn hauled in 53 receptions for 787 yards and four scores.

At 34 years old, Ginn is just satisfied to still be playing the game he loves.

“I’m just taking different precautions to try and stick in this league,” he said. “When you to an older age, I pay attention to the young guys around me and their different little things. Weights are great, but they’re kinda going out of style right now. When I was young, I’d do weights a lot, you know, just go with the flow. I’m just happy I’m able to play.”

Prior to joining the Saints, Ginn spent time with the Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers (twice), and Arizona Cardinals.