Oshiomogho Atogwe hopes to play in Canadian homecoming

October 29, 2011

After a week on the sideline nursing a knee injury, free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe hopes to return to action when the Washington Redskins take on the Buffalo Bills in Toronto..

The Redskins have lost two straight and Atogwe would like to do his part to help stop the slide. But because Atogwe is a native of Windsor, Ontario – roughly four hours from Toronto – the game also will mark a homecoming of sorts.

“It definitely would be special,” said Atogwe, who has recorded 25 tackles and an interception this season. “I haven’t played a professional game in Canada ever in my life. The last time I played in Toronto, I was about 13 years old. So to be able to play in front of a home crowd, that’d be nice.”

Atogwe will have family and friends in the crowd at the Rogers Center, so he hopes he can help the Redskins come out with a win rather than simply serving as a cheerleader.

“I went out there and practiced today, felt pretty good. Another day, keep progressing,” Atogwe said on Friday. “It’d be really good. I love playing this game. It’s a blessing, every opportunity we get, so I’m looking forward to it Sunday.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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