Special team standout Osgood re-signs with 49ers

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm •  Published: March 24, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Veteran special teams standout and wide receiver Kassim Osgood signed a new one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

In keeping Osgood, the 49ers have retained a key member of their special teams unit for coach Brad Seely. Place kicker Phil Dawson received a two-year contract March 12, one of coach Jim Harbaugh's top offseason priorities.

Still on the to-do list for general manager Trent Baalke and Harbaugh: Trying to reach a contract extension with quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the long haul.

"The priority is that Colin Kaepernick is a San Francisco 49er for however long we can have him be a San Francisco 49er," Harbaugh told reporters at Monday's NFL meetings in Orlando, Fla. "So it's definitely a high priority. He's an amazing individual, an amazing player."

In his first season with San Francisco last year, the 33-year-old Osgood had 12 special teams tackles by the 49ers' count, a fumble recovery, his first career blocked punt against the Seahawks in Week 14, and a touchdown. He recovered a muffed punt in the end zone in a win at Tennessee on Oct. 20 for his first fumble recovery for a touchdown.