Updated: March 22nd, 2012 8:33am
Vikings await decision from free-agent wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.

Vikings await decision from free-agent wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.

by Judd Zulgad
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Ted Ginn Jr. departed Winter Park after visiting with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday and has returned home to make a decision about where he will sign, according to NFL sources.

There is a possibility the wide receiver/return man could make more visits to other teams but the Vikings definitely remain interested.

Ginn, 26, played the past two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, who have signed receivers Randy Moss and Mario Manningham in the past week and probably won't bring him back. His primary value is as a return man -- he has six career return touchdowns.

A star at Ohio State, Ginn was a first-round pick (ninth overall) by the Miami Dolphins in 2007 but never lived up to expectations. His best season as a receiver came in 2008, when he had 56 catches for 790 yards and two touchdowns.

The Dolphins traded Ginn to San Francisco in April 2010 for a fifth-round draft pick. In two seasons with the 49ers, Ginn had 31 catches for 383 yards and also served as the 49ers' primary return man, posting a career-best 13.4-yard average on 24 punt returns in 2010 and a 27.6-yard average on 29 kick returns with a 102-yard touchdown last season.

Tom Pelissero contributed

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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