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It's been well documented how many key free agents the Chargers will have this offseason, but one player who has somewhat flown under the radar is Kassim Osgood, the club's only integral element who will be unrestricted. Named the AFC's Pro Bowl special-teamer for the third time in 2009, Osgood has spent his entire seven-year career in San Diego and has become one of the team's more well-liked players. However, we hear the chances of him re-signing with the Bolts appear slim. A receiver by trade, Osgood has a mere five receptions and zero touchdowns over the past five seasons, and his desire is to play for an organization that will allow him to consistently line up at wideout. With Vincent Jackson, Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee all clearly ahead of him, that opportunity isn't about to come in San Diego. Given his immense special-teams ability, it's likely that someone will lure Osgood away by promising him a chance to catch passes.
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