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Bengals bring Josh Johnson, Ted Ginn in for visits

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With a vacancy for a backup quarterback, and apparently for a former Ohio State star, the Bengals have started poking around the free agent market.

According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals brought quarterback Josh Johnson and wide receiver Ted Ginn in for visits Thursday.

Ginn was extraneous  in San Francisco, but would fill a need in Cincinnati with his speed and return ability (considering that Brandon Tate is a free agent).

Johnson finished last season with the Browns, but the former Jim Harbaugh project from the University of San Diego is an option after Bruce Gradkowski left for the Steelers earlier this week.

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14 Responses to “Bengals bring Josh Johnson, Ted Ginn in for visits”
  1. natisportsnut says: Mar 14, 2013 4:25 PM

    Glad to see someone finally woke Mike Brown up

  2. hawks1124 says: Mar 14, 2013 4:33 PM

    Why niners are letting Ginn walk is a puzzling. I hope he becomes a Bengal, and Niners have a different return man.

  3. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Mar 14, 2013 4:40 PM

    I’d like both moves. Johnson would make a decent backup QB, and Ginn is a better return man (and WR) than Tate.

  4. 49ersandshivabowl says: Mar 14, 2013 4:47 PM

    hawks1124 says:
    Mar 14, 2013 4:33 PM
    Why niners are letting Ginn walk is a puzzling. I hope he becomes a Bengal, and Niners have a different return man.
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    The Ginn of last year wasn’t the Ginn of 2 seasons ago. Later into the season he began making really poor decisions on the ball, fumbled often OR juggled the ball more times than we’d like to be comfortable with. Somewhere along the line he became a shaky return guy and confidence in him really began to wain.

  5. stampede101 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:05 PM

    @hawks1124

    2 words: LaMichael James.

  6. ispokethetruth says: Mar 14, 2013 5:07 PM

    Ginn had been regressing each and every year since being signed by the 49ers.

  7. ridnaway says: Mar 14, 2013 5:14 PM

    If he’s regressing he’ll make a great Bengal. This is the Siberia of the NFL, where aging veterans come to get one more paycheck. Working for Mike Brown is like riding a moped; they’re both fun rides as long as your friends don’t find out about it.

  8. genericcommenter says: Mar 14, 2013 5:17 PM

    They might as well bring in Troy Smith. He was showing off at OSU’s pro day.

  9. joetoronto says: Mar 14, 2013 5:48 PM

    I wonder how they feel about wearing pyjamas instead of an NFL uniform.

  10. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Mar 14, 2013 5:56 PM

    You can tell the Bengals have been successful lately, because they’re starting to get their very own haters.

  11. sbmcintosh36 says: Mar 14, 2013 6:02 PM

    When was Ted Ginn good?

  12. asyoulay69 says: Mar 14, 2013 6:16 PM

    Both good pickups. The bengals will reach new heights.

  13. joetoronto says: Mar 15, 2013 5:06 AM

    mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says:
    Mar 14, 2013 5:56 PM
    You can tell the Bengals have been successful lately, because they’re starting to get their very own haters.
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    You wish, the Bungals have always been the joke of the league, the ugly step sister nobody wants.

  14. shaunypoo says: Mar 15, 2013 12:15 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Mar 15, 2013 5:06 AM
    mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says:
    Mar 14, 2013 5:56 PM
    You can tell the Bengals have been successful lately, because they’re starting to get their very own haters.
    ***************************************************

    You wish, the Bungals have always been the joke of the league, the ugly step sister nobody wants.

    Case in point.

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