Special team standout Osgood re-signs with 49ers 

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  • Kassim Osgood made a big impact on special teams in his first year with the 49ers and is back on a one-year deal.
Veteran special teams standout and wide receiver Kassim Osgood signed a new one-year deal with the 49ers on Monday. In keeping Osgood, the 49ers retained a key member of their special teams unit for coach Brad Seely. Place kicker Phil Dawson received a two-year contract March 12, one of coach Jim Harbaugh’s top offseason priorities.

In his first season with San Francisco last year, the 33-year-old Osgood had 12 special teams tackles by the 49ers’ count, a fumble recovery, his first career blocked punt against the Seahawks in Week 14, and a touchdown.

Keeping Kaepernick a priority: While the 49ers made a number of moves this offseason already, one major item still is on the to-do list for general manager Trent Baalke and Harbaugh: Trying to reach a contract extension with quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the long haul. “The priority is that Colin Kaepernick is a San Francisco 49er for however long we can have him be a San Francisco 49er,” Harbaugh told reporters at Monday’s NFL meetings in Orlando, Fla. “So it’s definitely a high priority.”

49ers get third-round compensatory pick: The 49ers will have six picks in the top 100 overall in May’s draft after they were rewarded a third-round compensatory pick (No. 100 overall) Monday. The number of compensatory picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents.The 49ers own 11 picks overall in May’s draft, including one first-rounder, two second-rounders and three third-rounders.

— Staff, wire report

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