Kassim Osgood returns, Dorsey designated

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As expected, the San Francisco 49ers brought back special teams ace Kassim Osgood on Tuesday, the team announcing he was signed to a new one-year contract after he was cut on Saturday.

And in the corresponding roster move, the 49ers placed nose tackle Glenn Dorsey on the injured reserve/designated to return list as he continues to rehab from surgery to repair a torn left biceps suffered in early August. He cannot play in a game until after Week 8.

Osgood, meanwhile, had an inkling he would return to the Niners.

“I knew it was always a possibility,” he said. “Again, being able to work within the rules of the league, and being able to keep people that want to be here but let them go with the possibility of bringing them back is always on the horizon. I knew there was the potential for it to happen so it wasn’t a big deal for me.”

Besides, it happened last season, when the three-time Pro Bowl special teamer was released on Aug. 31 but re-signed 11 days later.

Osgood, 34, said other teams showed interest over the holiday weekend.

“But I wanted to stay here in San Francisco,” he said. “It’s a better fit for me.”