Oshiomogho Atogwe adds a veteran presence to the Eagles safety corps.
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with 30-year-old safety O.J. Atogwe on a one year contract. The team released LS Matt Camilli to make room on the 90-man roster.
Standing at 5-foot-11 and weighing 205 pounds, Atogwe has amassed 520 tackles, 25 interceptions, 5.5 sacks and 19 forced fumbles during his seven-year NFL career. His interception total ranks eighth in the NFL and third among all safeties, including an NFC-best eight in 2007.
The Windsor, Ontario native spent his first six seasons with the St. Louis Rams (2005-2010) and joined the Washington Redskins in 2011.
“O.J. will bring us veteran, quality depth at the safety position,” said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. “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.”
The Eagles also named Greg Gabriel as a senior college scout and Roger Pollard as an NFS scout.