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Dolphins get fifth-round pick for Ted Ginn

Santonio Holmes and Ted Ginn have taken different career paths since playing together at Ohio State, but they cost the same price this week.

The Dolphins will receive San Francisco’s fifth-round pick in exchange for Ginn, according to ESPN’s Mike Sando. 

We think it’s a fair deal for both sides, even if Ginn isn’t half the player Holmes is.  (This illustrates again how desperate the Steelers were to dump Holmes.)

San Francisco doesn’t need to draft a return specialist, and they added speed to a receiver corps that could use it.  Josh Morgan, more of a physical wideout, is likely to keep his starting job across from Michael Crabtree, according to Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.

Ginn should compete with Brandon Jones and Jason Hill for the No. 3 receiver job, a role he’s suited for.  Ginn probably wouldn’t be seen as a bust if he was evaluated properly coming out of college and simply just used that way from day one.

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  1. Burritto says: Apr 16, 2010 2:08 PM

    “San Francisco don’t have to draft a return specialist…”
    Case closed. Rosenthal isn’t a poor typist or a lazy proofreader, he just isn’t competent when it comes to using English. Brutal.

  2. rodstiffington says: Apr 16, 2010 2:08 PM

    Did San Francisco give up a conditional 2011 pick for his family too?

  3. ZwangZ says: Apr 16, 2010 2:09 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: Dolphins get a fiffth round pick for Florios mother

  4. dr.g says: Apr 16, 2010 2:09 PM

    San Francisco “don’t” have to draft a wideout….Really. Did you go to school past the fourth grade?

  5. FinfanJim says: Apr 16, 2010 2:11 PM

    EXACTLY on the last statement, Rosenthal. The kid flashed brilliance once in a great while. Personally, I would’ve rather seen him play with Marshall taking the pressure and see what he could do.
    As a return man and a speed guy it’s hard to argue his potential…

  6. devlin says: Apr 16, 2010 2:12 PM

    His name even sucks. Ted Ginn?

  7. ff1220 says: Apr 16, 2010 2:14 PM

    Ginn gets new pair of hands from walmart vows not to drop any more passes.

  8. Thomas Paquette says: Apr 16, 2010 2:14 PM

    Rosenthal, to save you from embaressment you need to fix the fourth paragraph from San Francisco don’t to San Francisco doesn’t.

  9. Sharkphin says: Apr 16, 2010 2:15 PM

    This is a great week for all DOLPHIN FANS!!!First we get the GREAT Brandon Marshall and then we dump a major mistake made by a horrible coach(if you can call him a coach)!!!!

  10. Diehard 49er says: Apr 16, 2010 2:15 PM

    Ted, Welcome to the Greatest Organization in the National Football League!!!
    Let’s not forget that the 49ers are the only team with 2 or more Super Bowl wins to go undefeated in the Super Bowl with a 5-0 record…

  11. lamajet says: Apr 16, 2010 2:15 PM

    I could see Ginn having a revitalized career with the first round pressure gone.
    The 49rs really should consider Clausen if he’s still available. Their receivers are wasted without more talent at QB.

  12. Krow says: Apr 16, 2010 2:16 PM

    The Jets weren’t interested since he doesn’t have a police record.

  13. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 16, 2010 2:17 PM

    he’ll do great as a return specialist
    and keep him as a number 3 receiver out the slot

  14. JetFanLivinInMiami says: Apr 16, 2010 2:18 PM

    Tha’s Gregg for this out:
    (This illustrates again how desperate the Steelers were to dump Holmes.)
    Show you what a great deal the Jets got in return. Even if he is out 4 games.
    However, this isn’t about the Jets trade. This is about the Dolphins. Not a bad move. Gives the Dolphins another draft pick.
    Looking forward to the season. AFC will probably be one of the most interesting division to watch.

  15. oraclepz says: Apr 16, 2010 2:18 PM

    good luck teddy.. it wasnt your fault you were picked way to high… i still think he could be a solid #2 for some one… and he is a good returner..

  16. Slow Joe says: Apr 16, 2010 2:19 PM

    San Francisco don’t need to draft a return specialist…
    Who are you, Buddy Nix?

  17. Slow Joe says: Apr 16, 2010 2:20 PM

    San Francisco don’t have to draft a return specialist…
    Who are you, Buddy Nix?

  18. 305DOLFAN says: Apr 16, 2010 2:21 PM

    Good writtens Ginn. I couldnt have thought of a better place than across the country as far way from my beloved phins. I certainly wish you luck but you were nothing but a bust here in miami. You should put blame for your career on Cam Cameron.

  19. Jabroni says: Apr 16, 2010 2:22 PM

    I saw this on espn an hour ago while i was feastin at pizza hut.

  20. kcrockett1 says: Apr 16, 2010 2:23 PM

    “San Francisco don’t have have to draft a return specialist……..”
    Rosenthal, I think Florio is using your name to make up for his lack of mastery over the English language

  21. Jack Acid says: Apr 16, 2010 2:23 PM

    Ginn’s only problem was the expectations of him because of how high he was drafted.
    Now all pressure is off, the Niners return problems are solved, and they paid peanuts to make it happen.

  22. Cereal Blogger says: Apr 16, 2010 2:24 PM

    Nice move by SF. Ginn could do some damage working out of the slot. Plus he’s a demon returning kicks & punts

  23. RIP__21 says: Apr 16, 2010 2:26 PM

    “San Francisco don’t have to draft a return specialist…”
    Joey Porter on staff here at pft.com?

  24. McBomb says: Apr 16, 2010 2:26 PM

    “Ginn probably wouldn’t be seen as a bust if he was evaluated properly coming out of college and simply just used that way from day one.”
    ***
    So being a third receiver is going to magically cure him dropping important passes in crucial situations? That doesn’t make sense. He’s a horrible receiver no matter where he is lined up. You can find a ton of YouTube videos that are just him dropping important passes. We USED him in the role of third receiver/kick returner last year and that didn’t make him any better.
    He’s a bad return man as well. If you take away the Jets game where he took two to the house (and that’s because the Jets are stupid, not because Ginn is amazing, his play on other games proves that) his return numbers back that up. The guy avoids contact and runs out of bounds at the first sign of trouble in most situations.
    Your statement sounds like it’s coming from a guy who hasn’t actually watched Ginn play the last three years. Well coming from a guy who has watched him play the last three years, that fifth round pick is gold. I would have not been surprised had Ginn been cut immediately after the New Orleans game last year, so getting a 5th round pick in a deep draft is okay with me.
    It’s possible that Ginn is a better kick returner than whatever San Francisco has now, but Ginn is simply not a good football player. That’s just how it is. Ginn would have been a bust if he was drafted ANYWHERE in the first four rounds.

  25. Tiz says: Apr 16, 2010 2:29 PM

    What did the dolphins do with the rest of his family?

  26. jollyrob68 says: Apr 16, 2010 2:29 PM

    Steelers had a chance to get a top return man and dropped the ball. This could of been some positive news for a change.

  27. Other Bears says: Apr 16, 2010 2:31 PM

    We KNOW Holmes was worth more than a 5th, but his off-field antics dropped his value. I think the 49ers got a great deal. Too bad they don’t have a QB worth a sh*t to get the ball to him.

  28. madbillsfan says: Apr 16, 2010 2:31 PM

    Who is Ted Ginn Jr?

  29. Lex Luger says: Apr 16, 2010 2:32 PM

    Only a 5th round pick for ginn.
    Umm……
    Did he lose all his speed or something cause last time I checked, he was still one of the fastest players in the league.
    Also, its not like dolphins have had a good qb since marino left, I think he got a bad rap, whenever I watched dolphin play he looked pretty good, a couple of drops but a couple of big catches too.

  30. antdam30 says: Apr 16, 2010 2:37 PM

    Evaluated properly? You’re evaluating him right now by saying he’s suited for the No. 3 role. Maybe your evalution is incorrect and he is, in fact, a bust.

  31. Jaysuz says: Apr 16, 2010 2:38 PM

    Maybe Singletary can trick Ginn into believing that the end zone is the sideline.
    He would be a TD machine.

  32. raiderrob21 says: Apr 16, 2010 2:45 PM

    I think its a great move by fins and a dumb move by SF. 49ers could get a return guy with the 5th rd pick. For a lot cheaper too. Whatever is left on Ginns 1st rd pick contract will be more than what a younger, with more upside 5th rd pick would cost. He WILL NOT unseat any of the 4 wrs they have now, he sucks at WR ask any dolphins fan. Since most 49ers fans have no clue about their team heres your wrs, Crabtree, Josh Morgan, Brandon Jones, Jason Hill, and Dominique Zeigler. They just overpaid for a guy that will only be a return man.

  33. HellRelle24 says: Apr 16, 2010 2:48 PM

    the jets were interested cause he is the only player on the dolphins who has the jets number…and hes gone, amen.

  34. Nymkosis says: Apr 16, 2010 2:48 PM

    Im so sick oh hearing all the proffesional football coaches/ scouts on here. Sure Ginn was drafted to high but who the hell wants to play your ass off in college football to hopefully make to the pro to hopefully that they won’t expect to much of you. It’s like saying you kinda suck but you can still play in the NFL? PLAIN and simple that man couldnt catch a cold swimmin nude in the ant-artic! Take it from a phins fan! JESUS!!!
    P.S. why do people keep reffering to his family? I missed out on that one?

  35. Other Bears says: Apr 16, 2010 2:48 PM

    305DOLFAN – Good writtens? Did you go to school with Rosenthal?

  36. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Apr 16, 2010 2:49 PM

    Wowie wow wow, the slaughter of the English language is in full view. Obviously the don’t v. doesn’t issue, then we have 305DOLFAN saying “good writtens Ginn”, and jetfanlivininmiami’s incoherent comment.
    Must be Friday.

  37. PhinsFan says: Apr 16, 2010 2:56 PM

    You know in San Fran he’ll probably catch the HIV…and then drop it.

  38. Other Bears says: Apr 16, 2010 2:59 PM

    I love how none of you grammer hawks has a problem with “a role he’s suited for.”

  39. irishsamurai says: Apr 16, 2010 3:00 PM

    i guess we can all now see what he is able to do[outside a lame gimmicky,boring offense],now all the phins fans start the blasting after this guy single handley beat the jets in one game and made a great run and catch past the best db on that same jets team,he was never being used properly,and now with him going up top with crabs working the middle,i see big things for the guy. now with that,i never really saw him as first round talent anywasys,but nevertheless he did and still does have a huge upside,cant teach speed,congrats 49ers,i can see that offense finishing alot higher this season

  40. Steelerbroad says: Apr 16, 2010 3:01 PM

    BYE Ted!! Maybe the niners will show you how to run more than 2 feet after a catch………

  41. 123456 says: Apr 16, 2010 3:02 PM

    # 305DOLFAN says:
    Good writtens Ginn.
    ______________________________________
    Me fails english, thats unpossible

  42. irish4life says: Apr 16, 2010 3:08 PM

    I would of liked to of seen the Seattle Seahawks get this guy. He has speed and can break big plays. Once again the Hawks are caught napping.

  43. lifelongphinfan says: Apr 16, 2010 3:18 PM

    as crazy as this may sound i think it’s a mistake on miami’s part to get rid of ginn his value on special teams alone is more than a 5th rounder or atleast equel to it and with a true #1 wr like marshall on the other side( who will command double coverage) ginn’s speed could be used for big plays here & there and i feel sanfran has somthing similar in mind with ginn being oppisite mike crabtree this coming year

  44. theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: Apr 16, 2010 3:26 PM

    # Diehard 49er says: April 16, 2010 2:15 PM
    Ted, Welcome to the Greatest Organization in the National Football League!!!
    Let’s not forget that the 49ers are the only team with 2 or more Super Bowl wins to go undefeated in the Super Bowl with a 5-0 record…
    ————————————————–
    This has got to be the funniest post I’ve ever seen on PFT. If Debartalo didn’t rig his Salary Cap for all those years you cheaters wouldn’t even have 1.

  45. ICantBlvit says: Apr 16, 2010 3:43 PM

    I think this was a good gamble by the 49ers. Lets just say – he doesn’t have the greatest hands, his YAK is lousy and he loves the sidelines, but we have to agree he’s fast. What this does is loosens up the defense. Defenses will have to put their quickest CB on him, and than probably have a Safety cover. That opens up things for Crabtree and Davis. Even as a decoy he’s worth a 5th rounder, and he can return – maybe not a stud returner, but better than they had. I say good job 49ers and for a 5th pick, that’s a bit of a steal. The 49ers would punish the Tuna-Fins – are they on the schedule?

  46. PhinsFan says: Apr 16, 2010 3:49 PM

    @Nymkosis, When the loser Cam Cameron drafted him he said we didn’t just draft Tedd Ginn, we drafted Tedd Ginn’s family. So people are wondering whether his family was included in the trade.

  47. ICantBlvit says: Apr 16, 2010 3:57 PM

    theTruthwillSetuFree – hmm, you might want to investigate the truth and then you will be free – free of say stooooopid stuffffff. The 49ers only won one Super Bowl (’95) after the Salary Cap started in ’94. They had won 4 before that time. You want a Mulligan?

  48. FinfanJim says: Apr 16, 2010 4:15 PM

    theTRUTHwillSETyouFREE is an idiot. Like ICantBlvit said, the 49ers won 4 SBs without a salary cap in place…

  49. FootballFanatik says: Apr 16, 2010 4:30 PM

    ICantBlvit and FinfanJim, are you saying that Super Bowl wins didn’t count before 1994 because there was no salary cap?? That’s actually great to hear, since the Yankees 20-something World Series wins no longer count due to baseball not having a salary cap.
    You’re reaching.
    Nice try, though.

  50. gregoriorossini says: Apr 16, 2010 4:44 PM

    # Jaysuz says: April 16, 2010 2:38 PM
    Maybe Singletary can trick Ginn into believing that the end zone is the sideline.
    He would be a TD machine.
    —————————————
    trust me when I say – he is dumb enough to be tricked…

  51. ICantBlvit says: Apr 16, 2010 4:53 PM

    FootballFanatik – you completely missed the point. theTRUTHwillSETyouFREE said that “If Debartalo didn’t rig his Salary Cap for all those years you cheaters wouldn’t even have 1″. I am just saying its hard to RIG a salary cap that didn’t exist.

  52. BkBlaze says: Apr 16, 2010 6:34 PM

    Is it me or did a bunch of the posters here cut english during school? Man, first the writer writes: “San Francisco doesn’t need to draft a return specialist”. Where does he write “don’t”? Then 305DOLFAN says: Good writtens Ginn. Is it me or you guys forget about Leap Frog or Hooked On Phonics? It “good riddance” dude. Leave it to a Jets Fan to correct a Dolphin. It is definitely Friday!

  53. NinerDynasty says: Apr 16, 2010 6:38 PM

    # theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: April 16, 2010 3:26 PM
    ————————————————–
    This has got to be the funniest post I’ve ever seen on PFT. If Debartalo didn’t rig his Salary Cap for all those years you cheaters wouldn’t even have 1.

    Ok you douche, 1 – the niners won their first superbowl in 1981 with a core of draft picks… the most important player in niner history are
    *rice, montana, clark, ronnie lott, roger craig, keena turner, eric wright, hicks and i could keep going..*
    YOU ARE AN IDIOT!

  54. JoeSixPack says: Apr 16, 2010 7:01 PM

    Ginn WAS evaluated correctly coming out of college… by everyone but the Dolphins.

  55. NinerDynasty says: Apr 16, 2010 7:01 PM

    thetruthwillsetyoufree? haha.. how appropiate, you should look up the truth in your last comment
    1 – the niners won their first superbowl in 1981 with a core of draft picks… the most important player in niner history during that dynasty era are:
    * montana, clark, ronnie lott, rice, roger craig, keena turner, eric wright, hicks and i could keep going..*
    and they were all drafted by the niners!
    YOU ARE AN IDIOT!

  56. Nymkosis says: Apr 16, 2010 7:04 PM

    PhinsFan-
    LMAO!!! I can’t beleive I never knew that!! Too funny!

  57. Nymkosis says: Apr 16, 2010 7:06 PM

    greg-
    Maybe Singletary can trick Ginn into believing that the end zone is the sideline.
    He would be a TD machine.
    Freakin hilarious!!!!!

  58. SonsCompass says: Apr 16, 2010 8:46 PM

    Is this punishment for him being a 1st round bust? If I were a Phins fan, I would rather keep him for his return skills and at least see how he does as a number 2 with Marshall on board. Honestly, you think you’re gonna get a better player in the 5th round? At best it will be a wash.

  59. texasPHINSfan says: Apr 16, 2010 10:07 PM

    Yay Cam Cameron!
    Ugh. Sorry it didn’t work out Teddy, just wasn’t a good fit here. We vastly overpaid for you at 9, SF is getting you at fair value for a 5th.
    The purging of the Cameron era is almost complete!

  60. Nymkosis says: Apr 16, 2010 10:47 PM

    SonsCompass-
    I agree, why trade him now after everyone keeps saying he’s not a number one reciever and we finally pick one up? Why not move him to 2nd or 3rd reciever and he’s still one of the better return man in the game? Is it cause of his salary?

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