49ers add Manningham, Ginn to receiving corps
Thursday, March 22, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers took another step to bolster their receiving corps by bringing back Ted Ginn Jr. on a one-year contract after finalizing a two-year deal with Mario Manningham.
The team announced the signings Thursday. Manningham agreed to the deal last Saturday but took a few days to complete all the details.
Ginn has been a star returner in his two seasons with the 49ers, averaging 23.6 yards per kick return and 12.7 yards per punt return with three total touchdowns. He also had 31 catches for 383 yards and a score.
Manningham helped eliminate San Francisco from the playoffs with a key touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of the New York Giants' 20-17 overtime win in the NFC title game.