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Ted Ginn Jr.’s Father Doesn’t Want Him to Return to 49ers


Ted Ginn Jr. was one of a few members of the San Francisco 49ers to not point fingers or cause a ruckus over the loss in Super Bowl XLVII. But while Junior is staying quite, his father of the same name is more than making up for his son’s silence. After watching his son play virtually no role in the outcome of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Ted Ginn Sr. thinks it’s time his son parts way with the Niners and “finds a home”.

Tim Warsinskey of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer spoke with Ginn’s father, who told him his son wasn’t used in San Francisco and that it’s time for him to move on from the franchise, seeing as in his eyes they clearly don’t want him.

If you’re expecting a season-long battle between the Niners front office and Ginn, don’t worry about it. Ginn is a free agent this offseason and will be free to sign wherever he pleases.

For the record, a return to the Niners is not out of the question as only Ginn’s father has voiced displeasure with the franchise, not the Ginn Jr. himself. BUt while a return to San Francisco isn’t off the table in terms of options this offseason, there are better destinations for the special teamer.

The Detroit Lions recently cut return specialist and wide receiver Titus Young and could use some depth for Matthew Stafford’s receiving corps and a number of other teams could use the type of talent Ginn would bring to their team.

Wherever he lands, Ginn will have to battle for a spot in the starting lineup as a receiver, but he’ll be plugged in as a kick returner no matter where he lands. But even if he’s fighting for a role in the starting rotation of receivers, it’ probably going to be more work than he’ll get in San Francisco should he choose to resign.

Tags: NFL NFL Free Agency San Francisco 49ers Ted Ginn Jr

  • http://twitter.com/bluenotebacker Sean Jeffries

    Wouldn’t mind seeing him catching passes from Sam Bradford or returning kicks in St. Louis

    • http://www.facebook.com/josh.hill.71653 Josh Hill

      I was thinking that too. St. Louis could use a dangerous return man, and with LaMichael James taking over that role in San Francisco, I don’t think it would take much to convince Ginn to team up with Bradford.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jimrad07 Jim Radley

      You certainly can have him but you’ll see what we’ve seen. He’s not a great route runner and never has been. He’s easily bullied off the line. His only asset is speed and returns. This is why no one picked him up when he shopped himself last year only to take the job in San Fran. Your better off just picking someone in the 5th or 6th round of the draft.

      • http://www.facebook.com/josh.hill.71653 Josh Hill

        Well it looks like the Rams picked up Titus Young so that settles that debate haha