With teams lining up to say they’re not interested in free-agent safety O.J. Atogwe with the kind of zeal that makes us wonder whether they’ve confused him with O.J. Simpson, it’s looking like Atogwe may return to the team with which he has spent his entire career.
Dan Graziano of AOL’s FanHouse.com reports that the Rams remain the favorites to retain Atogwe’s services, even though the Dolphins are making a “strong push.”
“I love O.J.,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said Wednesday in comments circulated by the team. “The process took us to this point, but it’s ongoing. I mean, we’re still working at it and very hopeful, and we’ll just have to see what happens these next couple of days.”
Still, Spagnuolo appears to be braced for the possibility that Atogwe will sign elsewhere. “He’s a good football player and I don’t like to lose good football players, but we move on,” Spagnuolo said. “It would be no different than if somebody got hurt, and it happened last year when O.J. had the shoulder injury and we move on. So you try not to skip a beat. You miss the person because of who he is, but we just move on.
“We’ve got some good football players out here.”
Apparently, Spagnuolo was a big fan of “Where’s Waldo?”