49ers re-sign special-teams ace Kassim Osgood

As expected, the San Francisco 49ers found a way to bring special-teams ace Kassim Osgood back into the fold Friday, re-signing him a day after coach Jim Harbaugh said Osgood’s return was “imminent.”

The Niners, though, had to part with third-string quarterback Josh Johnson in the corresponding roster move.

Osgood was cut Wednesday to make room for another former 49ers special-teams ace – Bubba Ventrone – two days after Harbaugh called Osgood the team’s best special-teams player.

For those keeping score at home, Osgood has been cut and re-signed three times so far this season and it is the third time Johnson has been cut since training camp.