Ravens’ free-agent target Ginn elects to stay in San Francisco

March 22, 2012 | Luke Jones

Addressing the return game is a clear objective of the offseason, but the Ravens won’t be enlisting the services of former first-round pick Ted Ginn Jr. to do it.

After visiting with the Ravens last week, the return specialist has elected to remain with the 49ers on a one-year contract. Ginn has played in San Francisco the last two seasons after spending the first three years of his career with the Miami Dolphins.

Ginn is one of the better kick returners in the league — producing six career return touchdowns — but the Ravens are also looking for a No. 3 receiver to replace veteran Lee Evans. The 26-year-old caught only 19 passes for 220 yards this past season and has six career touchdown receptions in his five-year career.

Deep into the second week of free agency, the Ravens have only re-signed veteran center Matt Birk while losing five unrestricted free agents to other teams. Baltimore has roughly $5 million in salary cap room despite needing to address number of positions this offseason.