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Lions add Kassim Osgood

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Lions coach Jim Schwartz recently complained that, in order to address deficiencies on special teams, the Lions would have to get better special-teams players.

And now they have one.

Kassim Osgood announced on his Twitter page that he’s a member of the Lions.

The Jaguars dumped Osgood and his $2 million base salary on the first day of free agency.  He spent two years in Jacksonville after seven in San Diego.


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14 Responses to “Lions add Kassim Osgood”
  1. thekiy says: Aug 22, 2012 11:25 PM

    Decent signing if he has something left in the tank at 32 years old.

    Still, he was a three time pro bowler on special teams, he knows how to cover a kick.

  2. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 22, 2012 11:25 PM

    Charger fans use to hype this stiff up big time haha.

  3. noeffinway says: Aug 22, 2012 11:47 PM

    Mayhew is the man!

  4. ronniemack323 says: Aug 23, 2012 12:01 AM

    Nice pick up. Special teams was a disaster last year, with all the field position we gave up due to penalties and missed tackles. We can’t be a consistent playoff caliber team without a solid special teams. It doesn’t matter how explosive the offense is, or how dominating the defensive line can be, if teams get the ball at the 40, 50 or on their side of the field, it’s going to be tough to stop them!

    Heres to hoping for significant special teams improvement!

  5. hyzers says: Aug 23, 2012 12:01 AM

    Mayhew makin’ moves…also snagged Nagy who the Cowboys just released. Good pickups.

  6. ji536994 says: Aug 23, 2012 12:37 AM

    Dude is awesome on special teams…. just don’t ask him to *try* and catch any passes.

  7. blitz1969 says: Aug 23, 2012 12:42 AM

    Another great piece to a great puzzle!! Mayhew knows what he’s doing… Things are looking up in the “D”!! — GO LIONS!!

  8. lobzila says: Aug 23, 2012 1:02 AM

    I remember what a monster on Special Teams he was in San Diego and was sad to see him go. Good luck Kassim!

  9. jimmylions says: Aug 23, 2012 3:23 AM

    Welcome to the Lions Kassim!

    I think there’s a guy who likes wearing number 81 who won’t give it up (Calvin something …), but we’re happy to have to you on special teams!

  10. foofooface says: Aug 23, 2012 3:56 AM

    Great move!

  11. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Aug 23, 2012 4:09 AM

    Great special teamer, terrible wide reciever

  12. foofooface says: Aug 23, 2012 4:15 AM

    Wait, another WR? Why?!

  13. lionsdraftguy says: Aug 23, 2012 5:04 AM

    Good move, our special teams is horrible.

  14. faulkn22 says: Aug 23, 2012 5:40 AM

    3 year special team pro bowler. Contract casualty. Yeah, he’s a good special teamer, but he’s gonna have to find another number 🙂

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