The Miami Dolphins were expected to shop around Ted Ginn Jr. once they were able to acquire former Broncos WR Brandon Marshall, and now it appears they have found a taker – the San Francisco 49ers. ESPN’s Mike Sando is reporting that the Niners are getting Ginn for a 5th round pick:
The Dolphins will receive San Francisco’s fifth-round pick in exchange for Ginn, according to ESPN’s Mike Sando. We think it’s a fair deal for both sides, even if Ginn isn’t half the player Holmes is. (This illustrates again how desperate the Steelers were to dump Holmes.)
San Francisco don’t need to draft a return specialist, and they added speed to a receiver corps that could use it. Josh Morgan, more of a physical wideout, is likely to keep his starting job across from Michael Crabtree, according to Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.
Ginn should compete with Brandon Jones and Jason Hill for the No. 3 receiver job, a role he’s suited for. Ginn probably wouldn’t be seen as a bust if he was evaluated properly coming out of college and simply just used that way from day one.
The pickup comes just a few days after Marshall joins the team, and a few other teams were reportedly interested in Ginn, including the Rams and Bengals.