New Orleans activates Ginn for today’s game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed receiver Ted Ginn Jr. on their active roster, making him eligible to play when New Orleans hosts Pittsburgh this afternoon.

Ginn returned to practice this week for the first time since being placed on injured reserve on Oct. 18 because of a knee injury repaired by arthroscopic surgery.

Under NFL rules, teams may bring two players back to the active roster after they have spent at least eight weeks on injured reserve. Ginn is the second such player for New Orleans, which also activated receiver Tommylee Lewis from IR a month ago.

Ginn has played in four games this season, catching 12 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns.

Ginn’s return comes as the Saints try to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC and re-ignite an offense that has been held to 12 or fewer points in two of its past three games.

Titans edge Redskins

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Blaine Gabbert threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt with 4:30 left and the Tennessee Titans kept their playoff hopes alive by rallying to beat the Washington Redskins 25-16 on Saturday.

Gabbert came off the bench for the third time this season after the Redskins knocked Marcus Mariota out of the game late in the first half with a stinger. Gabbert hit Taywan Taylor for 35 yards to jump-start the winning drive, Derrick Henry ran four times for 33 yards, his last an 18-yarder to the 2. Gabbert then hit Pruitt at the back of the end zone.

The Titans (9-6) now must beat Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts and have either Baltimore or Pittsburgh lose once to earn the AFC’s second wild-card spot for a second consecutive playoff berth.

Safety Kevin Byard intercepted Josh Johnson’s pass on third-and-3 with 1:17 left. Then Malcolm Butler picked off a pass as time expired and ran 56 yards for an emphatic TD.

The Redskins (7-8) have lost five of six.

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