The NFC North continues to show interest in Ted Ginn.
The free agent wide receiver and kick returner visited with the Lions earlier in free agency and is spending Tuesday with the Vikings. Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press passes along word about the visit from the man whose absence helped contribute to the 49ers’ loss to the Giants in the NFC Championship Game.
Ginn, who has also visited with the Ravens, hasn’t made much of an impact as a receiver in his NFL career. He’s one of the best return men in the game, however, and adding him would allow the Vikings to use Percy Harvin on offense exclusively in hopes of keeping him healthy for an entire season. Joining the Vikings, who are awfully thin at wideout, would also give Ginn a better chance of participating on offense than he’d get with those other two teams.
That’s not likely to be the place where he makes the biggest impact, but his desire to play that role could wind up pushing him in Minnesota’s direction if all else is equal.