Healthy, stronger Ginn reports with 49ers rookies

Healthy, stronger Ginn reports with 49ers rookies
July 23, 2012, 8:51 pm
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SANTA CLARA -- Rookies and selected veterans took to the 49ers practice field as a prelude to training camp that begins with the first full-squad workout on Friday.The selected veterans include all quarterbacks -- Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Josh Johnson and Scott Tolzien -- as well as all players who rehabbed injuries in the offseason.Receiver Ted Ginn and tight end Delanie Walker, both of whom nursed knee injuries during the offseason program, reported to training camp early. Also, newly signed defensive back Darcel McBath was on the field because he recovered this offseason from a broken arm.RELATED: 49ers add veteran DB Darcel McBath
Ginn was still slowed during the offseason by the same injury that kept him out of the NFC championship game. He had knee and ankle problems late in the season. But he reported to camp and passed his physical."This was the test, come in early and get with these young guys, run around, fly around, do certain things to see where I'm at," Ginn said on Monday. "As it's been going, I give myself an A-plus right now."Ginn is noticeably bigger as camp opens. He said took advantage of his inability to practice during the offseason program by spending more time in the weight room. He gained about 10 pounds from last season and now weighs 185 pounds, he said."(I) had some time to really hit the weight room and work on upper body and get stronger," Ginn said.