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Lions will host Ted Ginn

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The value of receiver/return specialist Ted Ginn was demonstrated in the NFC title game, by his absence.

A knee injury kept Ginn out of action for the 49ers, and his replacement committed two key errors, including a fumbled punt return in overtime that put the Giants in field-goal range.

Ginn could now miss more than just one game for the 49ers.  He’s a free agent, and Anwar Richardson of MLive.com reports that Ginn will visit the Lions.

Though Ginn would add a body to the depth chart on offense, he almost certainly would supplant Stefan Logan as the team’s kick and punt returner.  Hopefully, Logan won’t steal Ginn’s stuff while he’s in the building, Tatum Bell-style.  (Then again, for our purposes, hopefully he will.)

Ginn was the ninth overall pick of the 2007 draft.  Miami traded him to San Francisco in 2010.  A pay reduction last year wiped out the final year of his rookie deal, putting him on the market now.

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24 Responses to “Lions will host Ted Ginn”
  1. jcusa514 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:42 AM

    Lions fans, get ready for dropped passes. when he does catch, he runs right for the sideline.

  2. yycfin says: Mar 14, 2012 9:42 AM

    Geez and we just freed up #19 for him in MIA

  3. nflfollower says: Mar 14, 2012 9:43 AM

    I love it. Great for the return game, we can let Logan go, and ginn will give something as a #4 WR, which Logan hasn’t. All single coverage underneath with Calvin on the field! Lots of room for YAC Ted, remember that.

  4. chargersallday17 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:44 AM

    I hope the niners resigh ginn !!

  5. lolb23 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:45 AM

    Perfect Mayhew type signing. Lions have been desperate for an elite KR/PR for years. Mayhew!

  6. ajknox88 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:47 AM

    Please get this guy signed, Logan was a joke last year.

  7. cronybomb says: Mar 14, 2012 9:47 AM

    I love it. Please get rid of that bum Logan.

  8. finsfan71 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:48 AM

    Oh Lord! Stay up north, Teddy.

  9. laxcoach37 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:48 AM

    Hi Detriot Fans! I wanted to let you know that Ted “comes from a good family”. Thats why the Fins wasted a top pick on him. Too funny… He is now officially a joureyman and by definition a Bust.

  10. AlanSaysYo says: Mar 14, 2012 9:48 AM

    If you think bad things happen when Ginn isn’t around, wait until you’re missing The Whole Ginn Family.

  11. golions1 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:50 AM

    Another 4.3 guy to run under the long ball that Stafford can launch. With Calvin, Titus Young and Ginn going deep, Pettigrew and Burleson should be wide open on 8-12 yard routes all day long.

  12. finsfan4life1977 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:50 AM

    Insert obligatory Ginn family joke here.

  13. motorcitym says: Mar 14, 2012 9:55 AM

    Sign him!! If I have to see Logan fair catch one more ball I’m kicking my dog.

  14. detroitrollin22 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:55 AM

    No Oline, No CBs, No SS, No MLB, No Backup Qbs, No Cap Space…

  15. marvin216 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:55 AM

    Ted Jr. would be a great pick up for the Lions. Playing in that dome on that fast turf.

    I would love for the Browns to bring him home.

  16. lionsplayoffs says: Mar 14, 2012 9:57 AM

    I like Eddie Royal more, but the Lions do need some speed.

  17. randolph32 says: Mar 14, 2012 10:05 AM

    Hope he works out better at WR than Hester has ….

  18. vincentbojackson says: Mar 14, 2012 10:26 AM

    Maybe Ginn is visiting the Lions to meet Calvin Johnson so he can see what a real NFL receiver looks like.

  19. johnnycash19 says: Mar 14, 2012 10:35 AM

    Stefan Logan is not a bum. He was signed strictly as a KR/PR and had a GREAT 2010 season. The kickoffs moved up to the 35 and his production fell. He was a casualty to the kickoff rule change.

  20. mac3333 says: Mar 14, 2012 10:39 AM

    Ginn did own Michigan so its only fair he take a visit.

  21. charlesanakin says: Mar 14, 2012 11:14 AM

    Lions really need an upgrade in the return game. If they can get him realitively cheap then Ginn is a great pick up.
    He will be a great return guy and a decent #4WR. Now that Megatron is extended go get Brandon Carr, then give Curtis Lofton a call.

  22. nflfollower says: Mar 14, 2012 11:24 AM

    Ok newsflash. He is #4 WR at best at Detroit, we want him for the return game. So I don’t really care if he drops passes…as long as he can catch a punt, then run.

  23. malikpeterson says: Mar 14, 2012 12:02 PM

    hope we don’t sign him

  24. phelbin says: Mar 14, 2012 3:38 PM

    Special teams were one of the Niners’ strong points last year. I’d really hate to see him leave SF.

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