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Lions Free Agency 2012: Detroit Will Host Oshiomogho Atogwe Next Week

The Detroit Lions appear to have gotten hit with some manner of Free Agent Fever, considering the number of moves and visits they've been scheduling in the past few days. Now in addition to Titans linebacker Tim Shaw, the Lions will also be bringing in safety Oshiomogho Atogwe early next week.

Atogwe was recently released by the Redskins after an injury plagued season, but had a good career before that with the St. Louis Rams, where he earned a reputation as a ball hawk. He led the NFC in interceptions back in 2007 when he pulled in eight and also was a decent tackler for them, earning Rams defensive MVP in 2008 with 85 tackles and 5 INTs. He would add plenty of experience and ability to a Lions safety group that was troubled last season.

The Lions had shown interest in Atogwe a couple of years ago, not signing him only because he was asking for too much money at the time. His most recent contract was a five year, $26 million deal with the Redskins.

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