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Jettisoned Ginn describes Cardinals tenure 'chasing a check'

Oct 12, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. (19) against the Washington Redskins at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 12, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. (19) against the Washington Redskins at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tedd Ginn Jr. did not supply the spark in the return game the Cardinals sought last season and he was cut during the offseason, just one year into a three-year contract.

Ginn is back with the Carolina Panthers and on Friday discussed his time with the Cardinals, which he described as "chasing a check." From the AP:

Ginn decided to go for the money, parlaying a productive season into a three-year, $9.75 million free agent contact with the Arizona Cardinals in 2014.

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"You only have a short window in this league, so you just gotta go and do what's good for your family," Ginn said of joining the Cardinals. "At the end of the day, I don't think going out there was best for my family. I think being here (in Carolina) was the best thing for me.

"The Panthers gave me everything I could ask for when I was here. Then going to Arizona, they just shut me back down. To come back here and get another life is great."