Receiver-returner Ted Ginn Jr. was traded yesterday to the 49ers for a fifth-round draft pick. The Dolphins had him on the block even before they acquired Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall on Wednesday from the Denver Broncos.
Dolphins fans began booing Ginn the day he was drafted and never stopped. Taken with the ninth overall pick in 2007, he made only five touchdown catches in three seasons while averaging 13.0 yards per catch.
Ginn was more successful on special teams, scoring on kickoff returns of 100 and 101 yards in the same quarter of a game against the Jets last season.
Albert Haynesworth and Jason Campbell are staying away as the Washington Redskins hold their first minicamp under new coach Mike Shanahan. Haynesworth is unhappy with the prospect of playing nose tackle in the team’s switch to a 3-4 defense.
In other Redskins news, the team is moving the locker used by the late Sean Taylor. The team announced the locker will be moved from the Redskins Park training facility to the team’s stadium, where it will be displayed for public view.
Stovall stays with Bucs
Restricted free agent receiver Maurice Stovall signed a one-year tender to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. . . .
Tackle Willie Colon, tight end Matt Spaeth and cornerback William Gay signed one-year tenders with the Pittsburgh Steelers. . . .
The Oakland Raiders said linebacker Thomas Howard signed his restricted free agent tender.