It is a foregone conclusion that Ted Ginn has played his last game in a 49er uniform, as NinerNoise reported earlier this month that he would not be re-signed.
Ginn met with the Bengals last week, and head coach Marvin Lewis sounded optimistic that Ginn will sign with Cincinnati.
“He had a good visit for us to get some things done and take a look at him physically and have our coaches meet with him and see if he is the right fit for us,” said Lewis. “I think there are some things he can add to us. He would like to be closer to home. There are some positives to it.”
Ginn attended high school in Cleveland and played for Ohio State.
He came over to the 49ers in 2010 via a trade from the Dolphins, and served as a punt and kickoff returner. Last season, he had 326 yards on 32 punt returns and 253 yards on 11 kickoff returns.
However, he was essentially a non-factor in terms of receiving, catching just two passes for one yard in 13 games. His production at wide receiver has declined every year since 2008.