Ted Ginn returns to San Francisco

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Ted Ginn made the rounds of other teams since the start of free agency, but he’s wound up right where he began.

The 49ers announced Thursday evening that Ginn has re-signed with the team on a one-year deal. It will be Ginn’s third season with the team after coming over from the Dolphins in a trade just before the 2010 draft.

“We are glad that Ted has decided to return to the 49ers in 2012,” said general manager Trent Baalke in a statement. “He is a versatile player and an excellent teammate that will continue to play an important role for us on both offense and special teams.”

Ginn has never made much happen as a receiver — 19 catches in 2011 — but he’s been a dynamic returner since entering the league. Ginn has three punt return and three kickoff return touchdowns in his career.

The 49ers definitely missed him when a knee injury kept him out of the game and forced Kyle Williams into the spot. Williams fumbled twice to set up two Giants scores in a 20-17 49ers loss. With Mario Manningham and Randy Moss joining the Niners, returning figures to be Ginn’s biggest role with the 49ers in 2012.

Ginn visited the Vikings, Lions and Ravens before deciding to come back to the Niners.

33 responses to “Ted Ginn returns to San Francisco

  1. From a Vikings fan stand point it would have been great to see this guys career get turned around and maybe still set him self apart from being a bust. I thought he was a lock to sign after seeing the niners sign RM and MM. The 49ers will be a great team and should make a good run to the playoffs (very fun team to watch especially the Vernon catch). It would have been fun to see you line up next to Percy.

  2. Hopefully Kyle Williams never sees kick return duties again. If he’s stil with SF…
    2 fumbles (first one was recovered) and the one that hit off his knee that he had no business being near should seal his fate and confidence of kick returning ever again.

  3. NICE…. # 5 or 6 on the depth chart at most please! Damn beast returner though. In the words of Cartman: I ******* hate you Kyle lol

  4. Love this re-signing, strictly as a return man stand point. Same defense, same special teams, upgrades on offense (Moss, Manningham) has got me excited for the 2012 off season. I love what the front office has done since the conclusion of the 2010 season.

  5. Its too bad all these WR’s in San Francisco don’t have a QB who can throw them the ball….

  6. Hey, remember that time Cam Cameron drafted this guy in the top 10? Ohhhhhh man, that was rich. Okay, carry on.

  7. cotts1 says:
    Mar 22, 2012 8:31 PM
    Its too bad all these WR’s in San Francisco don’t have a QB who can throw them the ball….

    No, actually they re-signed Alex Smith yesterday. I guess you didn’t see that report.

  8. This is incredibly stupid. Ginn clearly has no desire to actually be an NFL wide receiver. Was San Fran the only place that actually offered him a contract? He has now cemented himself as a “Kick Return Specialist”. He shouldn’t even be allowed to list himself as a wide receiver.

  9. Kyle Williams faith in prayer is strengthen. Constant prayer without ceasing worked, now he can concentrate all his energy on locking down the fifth WR spot.

  10. I won’t be surprised to see TG Jr get a touch or two each game this season. Most of the country did not get to see every Niner game last season, and so most did not see ALL of Ginn’s plays. He made a handful of key, tough grabs here and there. Far more than one would have expected.
    (OK, toss in a few where Alex just flat missed him). There was enough to suggest that, with some work in this regular off-season, he could make a very serviceable receiver. One thing, with Harbaugh he will definitely get opportunities. Harbaugh WILL play whoever he feels gives our team the best chance to win (Yeah, yeah, yeah – if Coach thought ANY QB we have was BETTER than Alex, he would play them OK). Trust me.

  11. I love the consistency the niners are keeping.. A little off topic….I bet players notice how that the players that put the time and effort are getting rewarded… trying to keep the team as a family. Like sing wouldve said.. “i want winners!” well, i think thats what this team is all about now..

  12. @rolltide510

    I remember waiting to see who the Dolphins would pick because there was a chance if they had taken Okoye the Texans might take Willis. Thanks for ensuring the 9ers got Willis Coach Cameron.

  13. aces79 says:
    Mar 22, 2012 11:18 PM
    Alex smith sucks!!!!!!!!!!! whats wrong with you people you dont no football at all people


    You don’t know the difference between “no” and “know”. It sucks when go full retard while dissing.

  14. You people make no sense. This is an article about Ted Ginn and you bring Alex Smith in on it. That being said….last year everyone loved him up until the NFC Championship and now you hate him cuz we lost and it wasn’t even his fault. Either cheer for him the whole year or don’t cheer for him at all. He’s had a rough time in SF but with this new system he’s growing as a qb. I glad he’s back.

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