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Jaguars sign wide receiver Kassim Osgood to contract

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Kassim Osgood to a contract today. Osgood spent the past seven seasons with the San Diego Chargers. Length and terms of the contract are undisclosed.

Osgood, 6-5, 220, is regarded as one of the NFL's top special teams players, earning an invitation to the Pro Bowl in three of the last four seasons (2009, 2007, 2006). He has played in 108 games with 13 starts and eight postseason games since signing with the Chargers as a rookie free agent in 2003. He has missed only four career games and owns a current streak of 64 consecutive games played.

His career totals include 96 special teams tackles along with 33 receptions for 647 yards (19.6 avg.) and four touchdowns. He started a career-high seven games in 2004 and had 15 receptions for 308 yards and two touchdowns including a career-long of 65 yards. In 2009, he finished with one reception for 17 yards and 15 special teams tackles.

A native of Salinas, Calif., Osgood earned first-team All Mountain West Conference honors as a senior at San Diego State. He ranked second in the nation with 108 receptions and was fourth with 119.4 receiving yards per game. He began his career at Cal Poly before transferring to San Diego State following his sophomore season.

Osgood, who was born in Boston, lettered in football, basketball and track at North Salinas High School. An active participant in community events, Osgood oversees the Team K.O. Foundation which recognizes and rewards youth who succeed in the classroom, improve their citizenship and make progress towards becoming more physically fit.

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