BBAO: Lions tight-lipped on Atogwe

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Detroit Lions officials weren't saying much about their potential interest in free-agent safety Oshiomogho Atogwe after Thursday's organized team activity.

Amid indications that the Lions would be interested at a low(er) price, general manager Martin Mayhew said: "I'm never gonna say who we are or we're not interested in, because it doesn't help us in any way," according to John Niyo of the Detroit News.

Coach Jim Schwartz used more words to say about the same thing: "But I think I'd just leave it with what we've said before, which is every chance we have to improve the team, we're going to explore. And I'll probably just leave it there."

Atogwe, a native of nearby Windsor, would fill the need for a starter opposite Louis Delmas. Whether it's an attractive situation for Atogwe, 29, remains to be seen. Neither he nor his agent have commented publicly since he became a free agent Tuesday.

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