Ted Ginn Jr. is starting to look as though he's worth that high draft pick.
Ginn had a 59-yard punt return for a touchdown and caught three passes to lead the Miami Dolphins to a 24-0 romp over the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday night.
The speedy Ginn, taken No. 9 overall in the 2007 draft, is finally displaying the go-to-skills of a top NFL receiver. He finished with 29 yards receiving in his third solid performance of the preseason, getting a big boost with the arrival of quarterback Chad Pennington.
Pennington threw for 94 yards on 11 for 15 passing, including a 17-yard pass to Anthony Fasano that put the Dolphins ahead 17-0 at the half. John Beck did not play.
UMENYIORA INJURES KNEE IN GIANTS' LOSS TO JETS: The New York Giants hope they didn't lose more than just a preseason game to the New York Jets.
Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora was carted off the field with a knee injury in the second quarter of the Giants' 10-7 loss Saturday night. The injury overshadowed a first-half quarterback duel between Brett Favre and Eli Manning that ended up being a penalty-filled snoozer.
The Giants said Umenyiora's left knee "locked up" with 10:48 left in the half on an incomplete pass by Favre on third down. He couldn't put any weight on the leg. X-rays were negative, but further examinations were planned Sunday.
Umenyiora had a team-high 13 sacks in earning his second Pro Bowl appearance while leading the Giants' pass-rush happy defense in New York's run to the Super Bowl.
Brett Ratliff threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Paul Raymond with 6:08 remaining to put the Jets (2-1) ahead. Favre, in his second start since being acquired from Green Bay, finished 9-of-12 for 96 yards and had a pretty touchdown pass negated by a penalty. Manning was 10-of-17 for 113 yards.
TAYLOR SPRAINS RIGHT KNEE: Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Taylor left Saturday's game against Carolina with a sprained right knee.
The six-time Pro Bowl pick, acquired in a trade with Miami last month, was hurt when his leg bent awkwardly after he ended up in the middle of the pile following DeAngelo Williams' 5-yard run.