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San Francisco 49ers veteran free agent wide receiver-kick returner Ted Ginn became the third free agent to visit the Baltimore Ravens that has signed with another team.

The first two were offensive guard Evan Mathis (Philadelphia Eagles, five years, $25 million) and defensive end Mark Anderson (Buffalo Bills, four years, $27.5 million).

Ginn rejoined the 49ers on a one-year contract after visiting the Ravens, Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions.

With 42 players under contract, the Ravens are $5.054 million under the NFL salary cap limit.

A former Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick from Ohio State, Ginn, 26, caught 19 passes last season, scoring on both punt and kickoff returns.

He ranked second in the league in punt return yardage with a 13.3 average.

Ginn has caught 159 career passes for 2,047 yards and six touchdowns.

Three years ago, he returned kickoffs for 101 and 100 yards for touchdowns against the New York Jets to tie an NFL record.

“We are glad that Ted has decided to return to the 49ers in 2012,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “He is a versatile player and an excellent teammate that will continue to play an important role for us on both offense and special teams.”

 

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors.  More from Aaron Wilson

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