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Ted Ginn Jr. signs with Panthers

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12:32 PM ET 03.22 | Former 49ers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers, ESPN reported Thursday, ending his three-year tenure in San Francisco. Ginn had only two receptions in 2012 and ceded his kickoff-return duties to rookie LaMichael James late in the regular season, but he remained effective as a punt returner. He was 11th in the NFL in punt-return average (11.2 yards) after ranking fourth and third, respectively, the previous two seasons. In the Super Bowl, Ginn's 32-yard third-quarter punt return set up a 20-yard touchdown drive in the midst of San Francisco's second-half rally. Among players on the 49ers' current roster, wide receiver Kyle Williams, cornerback Perrish Cox and James are candidates to assume Ginn's punt-return duties.

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Ted Ginn Jr. with the ball against the Cardinals, Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Ted Ginn Jr. with the ball against the Cardinals, Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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March 22, 2013  01:22 PM ET

Too bad he can't contribute at the WR position as well.

March 22, 2013  02:11 PM ET

Too bad, Ted Ginn Sr. would help them more.

March 22, 2013  03:07 PM ET

This guy has been and always will be nothing but a BUST.

March 22, 2013  03:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This guy has been and always will be nothing but a BUST.

Agreed good sir

March 22, 2013  10:39 PM ET

Really, they're willing to let Kyle Williams field punts again? Why is he even still on their roster?

 
March 23, 2013  05:46 PM ET

Armanti Edwards has been an experiment at WR and punt returner since he was drafted. That hasn't worked out too well either.

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