Speedster Ginn visits VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings entertained speed merchant Ted Ginn Jr. at the team’s facilities in Eden Prairie on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Vikings entertained speed merchant Ted Ginn Jr. at the team’s facilities in Eden Prairie on Tuesday.
The 2007 first-round pick of the Miami Dolphins, played last season with the San Francisco 49ers.
The Vikings are thin at wide receiver behind Percy Harvin and Michael Jenkins.
Ginn hasn’t done much as a receiver since being drafted by the Dolphins with the No. 9 overall pick in 2007, The former Ohio State star has played in 75 games and has totaled 159 catches for 2,047 yards with 26 touchdowns.
Last season with San Francisco, Ginn had 19 catches for 220 yards. He’s had only seven career games in which he’s had at least 60 receiving yards during his career, the last coming in Week 16 of 2009.
But Ginn is also a major threat as a return man. And that’s significant for the Vikings. He has had six career return touchdowns, three on kickoffs and three on punts. Last season, he averaged 27.6 yards on kickoff returns.
The Vikings entered free agency with a reported $23 million in cap space, but have made only one significant signing in tight end John Carlson, who inked a 5-year, $25-million deal last week.
— Sun Staff