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August 16, 2010

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Other former first-rounders attempting to restart their careers:

Matt Jones, a 6' 6" wideout taken 21st by the Jaguars in 2005, signed with the Bengals after sitting out last season. He had his best year in '08, with 65 catches for 761 yards, but was cut in March '09 after a second substance-abuse charge. His year away from football and Cincinnati's recent signing of Terrell Owens could hurt his chances.

Ted Ginn Jr., drafted ninth by the Dolphins in '07, was doomed from the start in Miami. Critics said he was taken too high, and his 128 catches in three years did nothing to change that opinion. This off-season Miami traded him to the 49ers for a fifth-round pick. San Francisco expects Ginn (below) to be a kick-return specialist and a downfield threat.