Friday, February 25, 2011
Denver to pursue Atogwe, K.C. eyes Rogers
By Bill Williamson
INDIANAPOLIS -- Thursday night, we noted the Denver Broncos were considering pursuing former Rams safety Oshiomogho Atogwe.
Friday, a source close to the situation said the Broncos are definitely planning to pursue Atogwe. He is the first veteran the team has targeted in the John Fox era. The Broncos are interested in Atogwe because he creates a lot of turnovers.
Denver will be looking for several aggressive defensive players. The Broncos ranked last in the NFL in total defense and points allowed in 2010. They are expected to concentrate heavily on the defensive side of the ball in the draft and in free agency.
Atogwe can be signed now because he was cut by the Rams. Washington, Buffalo, Dallas and the Rams are reportedly interested in signing him.
Meanwhile, a source close to the situation said there hasn’t been any movement between the Chiefs and free-agent defensive tackle Shaun Rogers. He has visited the Redskins, Saints and Chiefs. The Chiefs remain interested. Rogers, a massive run-stuffer, played for defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel when he was the coach in Cleveland.
The Atogwe and Rogers situations could be decided in the next week.