The 49ers' front office is getting busy in this free agency season. A day after re-signing quarterback Alex Smith to a three-year contract, the San Francisco 49ers inked quarterback Josh Johnson and return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. to two-year and one-year contracts respectively.
Johnson, a four-year pro was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from San Diego. The Washington Redskins met with Johnson on Wednesday before he ultimately chose the 49ers. He will be reunited with 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh who coaches Johnson while he was at San Diego.
"I’d get to come home, be with my family, play for a coach that changed my life and play for a team that I grew up loving," Johnson said to The Chronicle. (Via: San Francisco Chronicle)
Ginn Jr. re-signed with the 49ers after testing the waters with Detroit, Minnesota and Baltimore. In 14 games for San Francisco last season, Ginn returned 38 punts for 468 total yards, with three returns for over 40 yards. He conducted a free agency tour looking for more opportunities as a receiver, but in the end he returned to San Francisco for another season.
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