ASHBURN, Va. - Free-agent safety O.J. Atogwe has signed a five-year, $26 million contract with the Washington Redskins, upgrading a vital position on a defense that ranked 31st in the NFL last season.
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Atogwe signed the deal Thursday, two weeks after he was cut by the St. Louis Rams following six seasons.
Kareem Moore started 11 games at free safety for the Redskins last season, but he was inconsistent and finished the season on injured reserve. He is recovering from right knee surgery.
Atogwe has 22 career interceptions, including three last season.
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