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Sanders vs. Atogwe

As expected free agent safety Bob Sanders met with the Bills Tuesday. According to the team's website, the former Indianapolis Colts star had dinner with Bills defensive coordinator George Edwards.

The Bills' interest in Sanders is due to the lack of progress in re-signing Donte Whitner, who is set to become a free agent. Sanders isn't the only free agent safety on the Bills' radar.

Word is they have interest in O.J. Atogwe, who was released by the St. Louis Rams. Atogwe spent six seasons with the Rams, recording 22 career interceptions with 16 forced fumbles and five sacks.

Sanders and Atogwe are the same age. Although Sanders is the bigger name, Atogwe has been far more durable. He has started 75 of 76 games since 2006, his second year in the league.

Sanders plays strong safety, while Atogwe has spent his career at free safety. But the Bills' safety positions are interchangeable, so he wouldn't have trouble adjusting.

There is no word on whether Atogwe will come to Buffalo for a visit. The Bills' coaches and front office personnel will be in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine the rest of the week.

---Allen Wilson

 

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