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San Francisco 49ers Release “Special Teams Ace” Kassim Osgood; Sign Bubba Ventrone

October 8th, 2014 at 4:39 PM
By Edwin Mariano Santiano Wise

The San Francisco 49ers released special-teamer Kassim Osgood on Wednesday, in response to signing safety Bubba Ventrone

Ventrone is a nine-year pro out of Villanova and played on the special teams unit last year for the Niners. Ventrone appeared in all 16 regular season games, accumulating 11 tackles and recovering one fumble, while also appearing in three playoff games last year.

Last season was the first as a Niner for Ventrone. He had previously been a member of the Cleveland Browns, where he spent four seasons, and the New England Patriots, where he spent the first three years of his career.

Over the course of his career, Ventrone has tallied up a total of 61 tackles, one forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Osgood finds himself in familiar territory. With his release on Wednesday, it marks the third time Osgood has been cut from the Niners since the end of training camp.

Often being the victim of precautionary transactions for the Niners, Head Coach Jim Harbaugh has continuously thrown praise in Osgood's direction. The most recent example came on Monday:

"Kassim Osgood, again, he's our best player on special team, especially on the coverage units. He's doing a great job."

The possibility of Osgood finding his way back on the team is always a possibility with the constant reshuffling of roster moves the Niners have made this season in order to give themselves as much depth as possible.

The 12-year veteran out of San Diego State has returned one punt for two yards and recorded one tackle on special teams in four games this year.

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