Found August 28, 2012 on
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Ted Ginn Jr
San Francisco 49ers
New Orleans Saints
The San Francisco 49ers should cut Ted Ginn Jr., and I’ll tell you why.
The 49ers are talking about going into the season with six receivers on the roster; , Ginn, Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham, Kyle Williams and this year’s firstround draft pick A.J. Jenkins. For a team that is built around the running game and has two excellent tight ends as well as an undrafted receiver (Chris Owusu) perfect for the practice squad, this seems a little excessive.
Ginn is too injury prone and doesn’t provide enough value for the extra roster spot. Injuries forced him to miss time last season, including the fateful NFC Championship Game and now he has an ankle injury that makes it look like he will miss some time. It’s no wonder his free agency tour didn’t go well and he came back to the Niners for a low-end deal. They should never have brought him back.
Yes, Ginn’s salary cap number is very low (1.2 million dollars). Yes, he is a very good kick returner, but that seems like t...
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