Two years ago, the Detroit Lions expressed interest in signing free-agent safety Oshiomogho Atogwe. They were looking to fill the starting spot next to Louis Delmas, but they ultimately did not tab Atogwe as the man for the job. It wasn't because of his playing ability, but rather that his contract demands were too high for the Lions' liking. They moved on, and he eventually re-signed with the St. Louis Rams.
After being released by the Rams last offseason, he ended up landing with the Washington Redskins. Like in St. Louis, he signed a five-year deal but would only play out one season of it. The Redskins let him go this week, making him a free agent once again. Just like in 2010, the Lions are interested, and he is going to visit the team next week, according to Tim Twentyman.
After not lasting more than a year in Washington, one would expect that Atogwe's salary demands will be much more affordable for the Lions this time around. Atogwe isn't as highly valued as he once was, but he is still a solid safety who I think would make a nice addition as competition for Amari Spievey and added depth in the secondary.
The Lions are also going to bring in linebacker Tim Shaw for a visit next week.
UPDATE: Atogwe's visit is reportedly set for Tuesday.