Free agent safety Oshiomogho Atogwe has signed a five-year, $26 million contract with the Washington Redskins, upgrading a vital position on a defense that ranked 31st last season.
Atogwe signed the deal Thursday, two weeks after he was cut following six seasons with the St. Louis Rams.
Kareem Moore started 11 games at free safety for the Redskins last season but was inconsistent and finished the season on injured reserve. He is recovering from right knee surgery.
The signing reunites Atogwe with Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. Atogwe spent three of his seasons in St. Louis playing for Haslett, who was the Rams' defensive coordinator and later interim head coach.
Atogwe has 22 career interceptions, including three last season.
Love the signing. Huge need. Big upgrade. I'm sure Robs will find reason to criticize but if Atogwe had signed with the Pears it would have been the deal of the century (of course until the next Pear move).