BBAO: Kassim Osgood and the Lions

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Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz wasn't happy with the team's special-teams coverage groups in last Friday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. Schwartz threatened to bring in new players, and it appears the Lions have followed through.

Veteran Kassim Osgood, a three-time Pro Bowler on special teams, tweeted Wednesday night that he had signed with the Lions. Osgood earned Pro Bowl honors in 2006, 2007 and 2009 while playing for the San Diego Chargers and spent the past two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Osgood, 32, is also a wide receiver. But if he makes the team, it will be as a multi-phase special-teams player. For the time being, he helps alleviate a talent drain caused by John Wendling's ascendance to starting safety and Stefan Logan's ankle injury, among other developments.

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