Through our own discussions, we long ago ruled out free agent safety Oshiomogho Atogwe as a possibility for the Chicago Bears. Now Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has all but made it official. In an interview with the team’s website, Angelo said:
[Atogwe] is a good football player. We’ve evaluated him and we like him. But at this point, we’re set. We drafted Major Wright and traded for Chris Harris. We also have Danieal Manning, Craig Steltz and Josh Bullocks, all of whom have started in this league. We have five pretty good safeties, four of whom have a goodly amount of experience within our scheme. We feel good about that position.
I’m not sure if Angelo intended it, but I’m thinking his answer reflects the internal, long-term depth chart the Bears have for the safety positions. Harris is going to start at one spot, and as we discussed in Tuesday’s SportsNation chat, I’m sure the Bears hope Wright wins the other job.