Fins to the left and fins to the right, but in 2010 there will be no Ginn in sight. This week's signing Miami Dolphin signing of former Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall means the under-productive Ted Ginn, Jr. will be swimming out of town. Not that his skill set ever really fit the Dolphin game plan to begin with.
A trade will likely happen between now and draft day next week, but sooner or later it will happen. The Dolphins are looking for a 5th round pick to get him, but they might settle for a sixer at this point.
Ginn has the talent, and he after all still only 25. Perhaps all he needs is a new home, and as Larry Johnson has whined, a coach who understands him. His receiving skills may be questionable at this point, but he's certainly a stud in the return game, so he has value to teams that need help in that department.
Let's take a look at some possible landing spots.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The Dolphins cross-state rivals have the need, and they can certainly throw him in the mix with all the other receivers they have (Reggie Brown, Michael Clayton...) and see if he sticks.
Arizona Cardinals - The Cards have some decent depth at wide receiver even with the loss of Anquan Boldin, but if Steve Breaston is going to step up to replace Boldin, the team will need a new return guy and WR depth. Ginn could be a fit, but would the Cards take on his salary?
San Francisco 49ers - Another team with a desperate need in the return game after losing Allen Rossum last season.
Other teams with a need for speed - Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.
Here's an improbable thought; the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers return game could certainly use a shot in the arm, er leg, and with Santonio Holmes gone, they could use depth at wide receiver. Now let's stretch improbable to implausible. Could we see a Ben Roethlisberger to Miami trade that might bring back Chad Henne and Ted Ginn, Jr. Roethlisberger's days in Pittsburgh appear to be numbered...
Ah for the love of speculation...
Sound off Knucklehead Knation!