Former Washington Redskins free safety O.J. Atogwe joined the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year contract.
Cut by the Redskins, Atogwe, 30, dealt with hamstring, knee and toe injuries last season and was due a $3.4 million base salary for 2012.
Atogwe is slated to back up starters Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman.
"O.J. will bring us veteran, quality depth at the safety position," general manager Howie Roseman said. "We feel good about the young safeties we have on our roster, but our goal is to have the most competition possible at all of our positions as we head into training camp. O.J.’s presence will help to enhance that for the safety group. He is an accomplished player in this league and we’re happy to have him."
Atogwe was signed to a five-year, $26 million contract last year by the Redskins. He has also played for the St. Louis Rams.
Atogwe, 30, has intercepted 25 passes with 16 forced fumbles.
The Eagles cut long snapper Matt Camilli.
For his career, Atogwe has 25 interceptions, 5 1/2 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and two touchdowns.
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