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Ted Ginn visited the Ravens this week

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The wide receiver market has been decimated by free agent signings to such an extent that Ted Ginn is one of the top five players still available at the position. Ginn’s value lies in his return ability and youth. He’ll only be 27 when the season starts, and there aren’t five better return specialists in football.

We previously passed along word that Ginn visited the Lions this past week.

Per Adam Caplan, Ginn also visited the Ravens.

Ginn has flamed out as a receiver largely because he’s small (5’11/180) and plays without physicality. He’s also a long strider and not quick enough in a short area to excel in the slot.

Ginn has five touchdown returns over the past three seasons, however. And that makes him an awfully attractive No. 4 or 5-type receiver in the NFL.

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25 Responses to “Ted Ginn visited the Ravens this week”
  1. phillyphever says: Mar 17, 2012 11:14 PM

    Don’t forget his stone hands.

  2. danger19 says: Mar 17, 2012 11:15 PM

    Should have stayed with SF

  3. wannstache says: Mar 17, 2012 11:17 PM

    Cam Cameron must have been THRILLED to see the Ted Ginn Family when they visited Baltimore! “We need that thumb to go in this direction”.

  4. ima9er4life says: Mar 17, 2012 11:20 PM

    Stay at Frisco city, u will win a ring if manning shows up as our qb

  5. ntea6 says: Mar 17, 2012 11:28 PM

    Let’s not forget Cam Cameron drafted him and he’s the o-coordinator in Baltimore…

  6. wwwfugu says: Mar 17, 2012 11:37 PM

    Thanks for passing on the word.

  7. samapoc says: Mar 17, 2012 11:49 PM

    SF is getting better without Ginn, who has never really lived up to the hype. +1 on the bad hands.

  8. duanethomas says: Mar 17, 2012 11:53 PM

    Somewhere in America Kyle Williams is nervous. Knowing if Ginn leaves he is the #1 punt returner for the Niners.

  9. TylerHills says: Mar 18, 2012 12:26 AM

    I remember watching the draft when they picked Ginn over Quinn. Not that Quinn was a success, but still the Ginn pick made no sense. Had they taken Quinn you could at least make the claim they were trying to get QB of the future, but oh well. Miami should get some pretty decent results out of Flynn when they sign him. Only problem is they need a #1 WR because Bess is a slot receiver and Hartline is a complimentary WR not a starter. Maybe they will draft Michael Floyd. Not much left in FA for WRs, Plax and Braylon are pretty much all that is left. Unless Stephen Ross wants Terrell Owens to take his aging skills to South Beach. Although none of these guys are a #1 WR. So yeah Floyd might be best at #8, you have to give Flynn a little bit more to work with. Then grab Adams, Sanders, or Massie in the 2nd round at OT.

  10. The Buffer Zone says: Mar 18, 2012 12:27 AM

    Considering Baltimore hasn’t had a legitimate return game since Jermaine Lewis, this is good news to any and all Ravens fans!

  11. steelcityrapist says: Mar 18, 2012 12:28 AM

    He isnt good.

  12. TSizzleBallSoHard says: Mar 18, 2012 1:14 AM

    I would love to see Ginn in a Ravens jersey. Another player with big play ability would be awesome. I hope we sign this guy soon.

  13. jlv3gem says: Mar 18, 2012 1:24 AM

    Lol @ Kyle Williams

  14. astrosfan75956 says: Mar 18, 2012 1:50 AM

    Sign with Dallas on the cheap Ginn.

  15. numba1recx19 says: Mar 18, 2012 2:14 AM

    If a team actually uses him a a #1/#2, they will get Brandon marshall-like numbers.(he had lots of drops) Ginn when forced to be a number 2 had 700 yds, what if forced as a number one? Not to mention he’d be better than mike wallace. His hands aren’t even bad. Mostly dropped 1-2 double coverages, 6 in season play. Marshall had like 6 open drops. He was good for what he was drafted for

  16. 49ersgiants4life says: Mar 18, 2012 2:52 AM

    Ginn great returner +another1 on the hands who remembers the first game against the giants Alex smith hits him straight in the face for a pick cause it went through his hands

  17. johnnyp31 says: Mar 18, 2012 4:19 AM

    @duanethomas – I guess its a good thing the 49ers signed Perrish Cox to a cheap contract so he can return punts.

  18. bryans49ers says: Mar 18, 2012 6:25 AM

    Stop this nonsense Ted and get back to sf. . Your friend, Kyle

  19. camocav213 says: Mar 18, 2012 8:14 AM

    AS A STEELER FAN , LEAVE BALTIMORE .GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!

  20. mjkelly77 says: Mar 18, 2012 8:31 AM

    You know in your heart that you want to be a Detroit Lion. Just go with it.

  21. reed20ravens says: Mar 18, 2012 8:47 AM

    anything is better than David Reed.
    I can’t watch that stupid little prick ruin a season like he did last year.
    2 fumbles in the Seattle game or else we win and we have the 1 seed and the afc championship is in charm city

  22. dontstabmeray says: Mar 18, 2012 9:15 AM

    Um, yea, this signing will bring them over the hump and to the super bowl next year.

  23. lolb23 says: Mar 18, 2012 9:40 AM

    Go to where you can be a star again returning kicks, and make a career catching easy, underneath passes from Stafford while Megatron gets triple teamed 50 yards down field. If you can shake a LB you’re good for 10 yards + a pop doing that all day long.

    Flacco couldn’t hit water if he fell out of boat. Maybe even a downgrade from Alex Smith.

  24. notdoingwork says: Mar 18, 2012 10:02 AM

    Ravens want another speed guy to take presure off flaco and the run game. This will help aginst steelers blitz pacages and keep the secondary back.

  25. evan2442 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:16 PM

    If the Ravens can get a #3 WR and a KR on the cheap then it’s a win-win. The Ravens cannot afford to put Lardarius Webb out there on kick or punt returns anymore. We saw our returner David Reed get hurt for the season on a kick return and I believe Webb was lost in 2010 on a return of some sort. Ed Reed really shouldn’t be returning any punts, either. But the Ravens need a real home run threat on special teams, something they have not had in the Harbaugh era. They do have Philip Livas on the practice squad, but I think signing Ginn would be a good move if and only if he comes cheap, which might be hard for a guy who thinks he’s a legitimate starter. Having Torrey Smith and Ginn to go deep on both sides would open up everything for Boldin, the TE’s and Ray Rice.

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