Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
There's absolutely no way I see Osgood sticking around. He's 33 and offers basically nothing as a WR. Seeing the 49ers recent history of injuries to WR's, they can't afford to have a guy who can't contribute as a WR. If healthy, Collie is the 2nd best healthy receiver behind Boldin.
Five WR's, and a special teamer. Osgood is a Pro-Bowl special teams player. Didn't we want to have an improved special teams? Well, we can't have that if we keep a 6th WR over a special teams star. There's also a chance Lockette is kept for special teams over Osgood.
If we keep Collie, I think it's over Baldwin or Moore. Baldwin is the guy we just traded for, would kind of suck to lose him right away. Moore is the "meritocracy" champion. It would really take a poo on the whole meritocracy idea if we cut him.
We could keep six WR's plus the special teams player, but now we're going to have to cut someone on the DL or a DB, or OL, or OLB. I don't think that is likely. We like Haralson, I think we like both Looney and Kilgore. We have to keep Wilhoite for depth. Maybe we go thin at safety, but besides that I don't see much room for keeping a 6th WR, especially because of the way we like to run our offense.
Collie could make the team, but I would be flabbergasted if we ignore our special teams again after what happened in the Super Bowl.