The San Francisc0 49ers have significant interest in Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and they would presumably go hard after the Cal product if he is released, which is the expected outcome (I doubt anybody would trade a high draft pick and take on his salary, especially given how much the Eagles want to trade him). But before we get into more Jackson-related rumors, the 49ers have made a move at the wide receiver position today, although it is a move to re-sign a player who is much more known for his special teams ability. In fact, this player caught just one pass for the 49ers last season in his first year with the team after catching no passes in 2012 in his only year with the Detroit Lions.
Per a source close to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the 49ers have re-signed special teams ace Kassim Osgood to an undisclosed deal. I’m almost certain Osgood will only make the league minimum for one seasons, and he didn’t make the team’s roster out of training camp last year. They cut him during the 53-man roster crunchdown, but then they re-signed him in mid-September.
Osgood is 33 but is still going strong, as he remains one of the game’s elite special teams players and is a nice re-sign for the 49ers organization. A source tells the Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows that the deal is indeed for one year.