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Niners add Osgood

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The 49ers are suddenly stockpiling special-teams standouts.

A day after adding veteran safety/special-teamer Ray Ventrone, the Niners have signed receiver/special-teamer Kassim Osgood, per a source with knowledge of the transaction.

After seven seasons with the Chargers, Osgood spent two with the Jaguars.  Last year, he played for the Lions.

Despite periodically making noise about wanting to be involved on offense, Osgood made his mark on special teams, with three Pro Bowls.  Since catching 15 passes in 2004, his second NFL season, Osgood has a total of 16 career receptions.

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12 Responses to “Niners add Osgood”
  1. datd00d says: Jun 4, 2013 2:57 PM

    Dude’s good but he ain’t no Ray Ventrone.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 4, 2013 3:03 PM

    He was terrible on ST for the Lions last year despite the Lions cutting a possibly useful football player to give a job to him when he can’t be used anywhere else and is highly overrated on ST, which is what he was exclusively signed for! I complained about him frequently as he makes a lot of mistakes.

    Just another bad Lions signing that nobody was held accountable for. They just brush every mistake under the rug and never have to answer for them.

  3. pop562 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:04 PM

    The 49ers are going to let them compete and may the best of the best win a job with the big bad 49ers.

  4. mikebyrne1502 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:42 PM

    Of course he sucked for the lions you guys signed him mid season and thought he would be your savior, and if I remember right they did get increasingly better when they did sign him…

    And I think the niners keep him because of what happened to Crabtree. They need we depth I think they’ll be fine at safety

  5. seaeagle707 says: Jun 4, 2013 6:05 PM

    31 catches in TEN YEARS??? Wow!! A real beast!! Keep that contract pen busy Harbaugh, there’s still plenty more where he came from. You reeeeeeal sure you don’t want Timothy Tebow?

  6. micknangold says: Jun 4, 2013 7:19 PM

    seaeagle707 says: Jun 4, 2013 6:05 PM

    31 catches in TEN YEARS??? Wow!! A real beast!! Keep that contract pen busy Harbaugh, there’s still plenty more where he came from. You reeeeeeal sure you don’t want Timothy Tebow?

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    So you clearly read the whole article, since you repeated information from the last paragraph. So clearly you are just stupid.

  7. seaeagle707 says: Jun 4, 2013 7:48 PM

    You are most correct and I am indeed stupid. SIXTEEN PATHETIC CATCHES IN TEN YEARS!!!!

    That better?

  8. dougydougdoug says: Jun 4, 2013 8:33 PM

    He was his own worst enemy. For all the years he was with the Chargers, he was an absolutely fantastic player. It’s hardly hyperbole to say that you could always find him involved with almost every single play on special teams. He had multiple tackles every game, and was always a threat to force a fumble.

    But he always had his heart set on being a receiver, and in fact took less money for that chance, with the Jags. Had he stayed in SD, he would have still been playing special teams, but he would have a lot more money.

  9. mikeinfected says: Jun 4, 2013 8:54 PM

    seaeagle707 says:
    Jun 4, 2013 7:48 PM
    You are most correct and I am indeed stupid. SIXTEEN PATHETIC CATCHES IN TEN YEARS!!!!

    That better?

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    Think you missed the key term “special team”…four times in fact. As in “The 49ers are suddenly stockpiling special-teams standouts”.

    PS It’s training camp dude. Hawks haven’t won anything yet.

  10. seaeagle707 says: Jun 4, 2013 11:03 PM

    The heck with the Hawks. I’m not comparing anybody to anything. I’m just a bit puzzled by this guy’s numbers. I’m not talking about him as a Niner, but because of his record.

    The numbers say 15-catches in one season, then 1-catch in eight seasons. What am I missing here? What was he doing during those 128-games? Not trying to be sarcastic or nasty, only to learn.

    That’s the problem with these football sites. There’s so much rivalry going on that there’s virtually no chance of any honest interaction.

  11. rcs24pro says: Jun 5, 2013 3:46 AM

    Well “seaeagle707,” when you make inflammatory comments such as:

    “31 catches in TEN YEARS??? Wow!! A real beast!! Keep that contract pen busy Harbaugh, there’s still plenty more where he came from. You reeeeeeal sure you don’t want Timothy Tebow?”

    …you can’t really complain about 9ers fans getting defensive about their teams’ personnel moves- especially when the majority of those moves over the past few years have turned out very well for them.

    Obviously, NFL coaches have access to all kinds of knowledge that you nor I possess, and that’s where decisions like these come from. Certainly, the 49ers have a certain role in mind for Osgood to compete for. Yes, COMPETE for. Nothing is guaranteed, no position is safe. That has been their philosophy since Harbaugh has been there, and given the results he’s brought them, it looks to be a decent one.

  12. dougydougdoug says: Jun 5, 2013 1:05 PM

    seaeagle707:

    What you’re missing, is that he was on the Chargers’ Special Teams for most of his time in the NFL. No passes to catch when you’re defending kickoffs and punt returns.

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