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Ginn is going to San Francisco
Posted Apr. 16 at 03:42 AM
Jets fans rejoice; they won't have to worry about Ted Ginn anymore. Ginn has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a late-round draft pick.
That's the story according to FoxSports.com's Jay Glazer. Glazer notes that San Francisco now has a pair of former top-10 wideouts on its roster, the other being Michael Crabtree.
But whereas Crabtree appeared worthy of that status as soon as he got on the field, catching 48 passes for 625 yards and 2 TDs in 11 games, Ginn hasn't missed a game his first three seasons but has averaged just 43 receptions for 555 yards, with a total of 5 touchdown receptions. That pick wasn't the sole reason Cam Cameron lasted only one season as Miami head coach, but it didn't help.
The Jets, at least, will be glad to see Ginn out of their division. Ginn scored 3 total touchdowns last season -- one receiving, two on kick returns -- and all of them came during Miami's 31-27 and 30-25 wins over the Jets. One of his 2 receiving TDs the previous season also came in the team's 24-17 win at the Meadowlands in week 17, giving Miami the division title.
Ginn won't necessarily start for the 49ers; Josh Morgan, despite being drafted five rounds later, is probably better. Ginn will probably be the No. 3, though, and should upgrade the team's return game. That will help a fantasy defense/special teams that finished as a top-5 group a year ago.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Apr. 16 at 04:31 AM
Crabtree is a nice sleeper pick, especially if they stick with the shotgun formation they used towards the end of last season.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Apr. 16 at 09:12 AM
I was disappointed that Andy, in the article, didn't mention that the 49ers got more than just Ted Ginn for the fifth-round pick. They also got his family.
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