One of the players the Vikings pursued last off-season was cut a week ago, and the Vikings are going to have another chance at wooing him to the Twin Cities.
Safety Oshiomogho Atogwe was cut by the Washington Redskins last Monday, just one season into the five-year, $26 million contract he signed with them last season. After five pretty good seasons with the St. Louis Rams, he was something of a disappointment in the nation's capital last season, missing three games with a variety of injuries. He registered 60 tackles and three interceptions for the Redskins last season. He is set to visit both the Vikings and the Detroit Lions this week.
We all know that the secondary was a liability for the Vikings in 2011, to say the least. The unit went nearly ten full games without intercepting a pass, and allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw for one of the highest composite ratings in NFL history. Atogwe isn't a long-term fix in anyone's eyes, I don't think, but he would almost certainly be an upgrade from what the Vikings fielded at the safety position last season, particularly if the team doesn't bring back Husain Abdullah.
What do you think, Vikings fans? Would you be interested in bringing Mike Singletary's son-in-law in to play safety?