Ted Ginn Jr. declared himself fully healthy on Monday to reporters, three days before the veterans are set to check in to team headquarters. He is back after recovering from the knee injury that he developed during the playoffs last season. As a veteran wideout surrounded by some new young faces, Ginn said, “This right here was the test – coming here early and getting with these young guys to run around and fly around and do certain things out there to see where I’m at.” He told reporters he would give himself an A-plus right now in terms of how he’s feeling, while also making a note to continue what he’s doing in practices and workouts, and he should be fine. The sixth-year veteran also transformed his body during the offseason by adding about 10 pounds to his frame without losing any of his electric speed.
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On another positive note for Ginn, he will finally be able to wear his full last name on the back of his jersey this season, for the first time since college. With the NFL finally allowing players to wear generational titles on the back of their jersey, Ginn called it, “a blessing for me; it was always a childhood dream to have Ginn Jr. on my back.” Theodore Ginn Sr., Ginn Jr.’s father, has been the longtime head football coach at Glenville High School, where he used to coach his son and 49ers safety Donte Whitner.
Ginn has also been working closely to help first-round pick A.J. Jenkins grow during the offseason. Ginn has said that Jenkins, along with other young newcomers have been taking notes, communicating frequently with other teammates, and learning how to keep their bodies in tip top shape for the up coming season. Training camp kicks into gear at the end of this week…stay tuned to watch your favorite players power up for the season!