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After losing out on Nelson, Jets look to Atogwe

Atogwe brings down Tomlinson along the sideline during the first half of their NFL football game in Landover Reuters

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie caused a bit of a Twitter stir Sunday when he tweeted he’s “moving to FS,” or free safety. But the Jets’ interest in another free safety suggests Cromartie may not have to change positions.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets have shown interest in free agent O.J. Atogwe, who was released last week by the Redskins. While no visit has been scheduled, that may be a forthcoming step after the Jets lost out on Reggie Nelson to the Bengals Sunday evening.

Atogwe has been a free safety throughout his seven-year NFL career. The Jets also hosted free agent LaRon Landry for a visit over the weekend, but Landry is more of a strong safety.

Atogwe will be meeting with the Lions early this week.

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17 Responses to “After losing out on Nelson, Jets look to Atogwe”
  1. megaspartan87 says: Mar 18, 2012 8:41 PM

    Thats fine, just leave Landry for the Patriots!

  2. Soulman45 says: Mar 18, 2012 8:46 PM

    Frist to say
    Hard to win if you can’t score and can’t keep a team from scoring.

  3. dolphins4 says: Mar 18, 2012 9:17 PM

    Atowe is good so the Jets would be ok.

  4. laxcoach37 says: Mar 18, 2012 9:20 PM

    This is sad. I feel as a Dolphins Fan I should crap on the Jets, but only 2 comments aftervan hour proves that people (especially AFCEast foes) love to comment on the Fins lack of success in FA out of jealousy, but the Jets are just outright irrelevant!

  5. nyjalleffingday says: Mar 18, 2012 9:35 PM

    @laxcoach37

    Where have you been the past 3 years? Even the morons who post here will only find the same foot/fat jokes funny for so long.

  6. ajm323 says: Mar 18, 2012 9:42 PM

    anyone but Eric Smith..

  7. jetfan28 says: Mar 18, 2012 9:54 PM

    Does anyone else finds it ridiculous how obsessed this site is with the Jets? At least six teams are interested in Otogwe, but they add only the Jets in the headline because the Jets brings clicks (from haters and Jet fans).
    I understand that Rex attracts a lot of the attention they get, but I long said that the Jets hype is more media hype than anything. Would this put a post that say the Panthers were interested in a player? No.

    Sites like this report every single thing about the Jegs only to then talk about them being attention seekers and over hyped.

  8. tedmurph says: Mar 18, 2012 10:15 PM

    No one wants to play there.

  9. themonster49 says: Mar 18, 2012 10:18 PM

    jetfan28,

    Actually it is mostly just this writer. Posted a double story about Jennings staying with the Bengals 2mins after the MDS one. The second one being a take from the Jets being the headliner in the Jennings news, whereas the story MDS did is just about Jennings.

  10. rob0527 says: Mar 18, 2012 10:44 PM

    Why doesn’t anyone want to play for Rex and the Jets? I thought he was such a players coach?

  11. footballfan80 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:10 PM

    If you consider 2 AFC Championship games in the last 3 years irrelevant, what would you consider zero playoff wins in over a decade Dolphins fan?

  12. vincentbojackson says: Mar 18, 2012 11:29 PM

    How bad is it for the Jets right now?

    Nelson would rather stay with a Bengals team that’s hemorrhaging free agents than join that circus in NY.

  13. modellforprez says: Mar 19, 2012 8:40 AM

    triple chin been type quiet so far huh fat bastard has his mouth full of crow and toes and feet but really doe they are not doin nothing thatsm scares anyone especially marsha brady or big bum rottenrazenbagger. so tell toe jam and earl to start predicting already

  14. modellforprez says: Mar 19, 2012 8:43 AM

    wow duke really chose bens gals over the cropdusters.

  15. nyjalleffingday says: Mar 19, 2012 11:08 AM

    “triple chin been type quiet so far huh fat bastard has his mouth full of crow and toes and feet but really doe they are not doin nothing thatsm scares anyone especially marsha brady or big bum rottenrazenbagger. so tell toe jam and earl to start predicting already”

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case.

  16. carterious1 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:07 PM

    Nelson didnt sign with the Jets because of money. He said himself that he loved his visit and he was impressed with the organization. On another note of course PFT is going to post stories where they think its going to generate the most hits to their site. The Jets benefit from being in one of the biggest media markets in the world so I don’t understand why people are suprised that they make headlines.

  17. dpvnyj says: Mar 20, 2012 2:26 AM

    @laxcoach37
    sadly the computer does not have a sarcasm font, but if you really think NFL fans are “jealous” then you must think Tom Brady is jealous of your wife

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