Ted Ginn Jr. doesn’t think he ever “fell off.” The Miami Dolphins apparently did. They sent the former No. 9 overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft to the 49ers in exchange for a fifth-round pick (No. 145 overall) in this year’s draft.
In speaking with Bay Area reporters hours after he received the initial news from 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, Ginn sounded excited about joining the 49ers and starting anew.
His initial thoughts of the trade?
“A great team. A great coach. I knew a couple guys, so I was just excited to be a 49er. It’s a great tradition and there are some great people that came from there. So, I’m happy to be there.”
Ginn figures to instantly give a boost to the 49ers return game. He returned two kickoffs for touchdowns with Dolphins in 2009, and scored on a punt return as a rookie in 2007.
He also caught 38 passes for 454 yards (11.9 yards per catch) and one touchdown last season.
But whether he’s catching passes, punts or kickoffs, Ginn wants to help out the team in any way possible. With the ball in his hands, he feels most comfortable.
“I’m very open. That’s one of the things that I like to do. Special teams-wise, as far as kickoffs and punt returns, that’s me. I just feel that’s another way that I can get the ball in my hands and make plays for my team.”
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