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Ted Ginn Jr. released by Arizona Cardinals

Ted Ginn Jr. will be moving on to a new team this offseason.

The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday that Ginn Jr., the Miami Dolphins' No. 9 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, has been released.

Ginn Jr. was owed a non-guaranteed $3.25 million salary for 2015. The release saves the Cardinals $2.5 million against the cap.

Signed to a three-year, $9.75 million contract last March after a career year in Carolina, Ginn Jr. was ticketed for the No. 3 receiver role in Bruce Arians' offense. Once hotshot rookie John Brown started flashing playmaking ability, though, Ginn Jr. was an afterthought on offense.

Remaindered to special teams, the 29-year-old was ineffective on kickoff returns, averaging a career-low 19.0 yards on 22 attempts.

Ginn Jr.'s difference-making speed and track record as a return specialist should ensure a ninth NFL season, perhaps in a return to the Panthers.

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