The Detroit Lions brought in safety Oshiomogho Atogwe for a visit today. Atogwe, who is from Windsor and grew up a Lions fan, had a good time meeting with the team and sounded very excited about the possibility of playing for them.
"I was a huge Lions fan all my life," the free agent safety said before leaving the Lions' practice facility Wednesday after a visit. "It would mean something special to play here if that's what the Lord has for me. I (tried to emulate) Barry Sanders until I was 19 and I stopped playing running back."
Atogwe hasn't been signed, and he said that "talks still need to be had" between his agent and general manager Martin Mayhew. He also said that he is thankful that the Lions brought him in for a visit because they "left an impression" on him.
Two years ago, the Lions expressed interest in Atogwe and were unable to get a deal done. Atogwe attributed this to the two sides not being able to get the numbers right. This time around, perhaps the two sides will be able to work something out and Atogwe will get the chance to play for his "hometown" team.