Bob Sanders, O.J. Atogwe Released: Will Buffalo Bills Take A Chance On Either?
Last offseason, O.J. Atogwe and the St. Louis Rams came to an 11th hour agreement for the top free safety on the market to stay another year.
However, after being cut last week, it has been rumored that the Buffalo Bills have expressed interest in both Atogwe and Bob Sanders, another strong, impact player, who was recently cut by the Indianapolis Colts
Atogwe, a six-year veteran out of Stanford, and has had been productive his entire career. Just last season, he racked up 73 tackles, while forcing two fumbles, intercepting two passes and making two sacks.
At 5'11" 205 pounds, he has the measurables to be versatile enough to play both strong and free safety, positions he rotated with while playing for the St. Louis Rams.
However, like Bills current safety Donte Whitner, Atogwe may be seeking top dollar money, as he is well...a top tier safety.
Personally, I believe that with Jairus Byrd still on the roster and developing, Bob Sanders would be a great fit for the Bills.
Sanders has been plagued by injuries for the past three seasons, but when he plays, there's no stopping his relentlessness. With Whitner likely not returning to the Bills, Sanders will bring in not only a veteran presence with a Super Bowl ring, but unbelievable ability as well.
Sanders' only issue is his durability. In his seven year career, he appeared in 47 of a possible 112 games. In those 47 games, he mas mad 297 tackles, picked off six passes, deflected 15 passes, made 3.5 sacks, while forcing two fumbles.
The Bills aren't shy about bringing in injury-prone players, as displayed by the Shawne Merriman signing, and many teams will shy away from Sanders due to his durability and inability to play a full season.
Sanders could be had for a reasonable dollar amount, and could be a solid addition to the Buffalo Bills secondary, along with Jairus Byrd, George Wilson and Leodis McKelvin.
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