Redskins Sign OJ Atogwe to 5 Year Deal

ST. LOUIS MO - DECEMBER 26: Oshiomogho Atogwe #21 of the St. Louis Rams returns an interception against Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome on December 26 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. The Rams beat the 49ers 25-17. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Update on jersey #: "With all due respect, I will not be rocking nor even asking to rock 21," Atogwe

Per Adam Schefter

Former Rams safety O.J. Atogwe reached agreement on a five-year deal with the Washington Redskins.

Atogwe, a Stanford grad will be 30 in June. He has started for the Rams at Free Safety the past five years and has only missed 4 games (all in 2009). This past year he had 3 interceptions, 64 solo tackles, and two forced fumbles.  In 2008 he was the Rams Team MVP, and he's familiar with Jim Haslett from his days in St. Louis.

Atogwe was the Rams defensive captain for the Rams and St. Louis reporter, Brian Stull, called him a "spiritual leader" in the locker room. Atogwe has also forced the third most amount of turnovers for defensive backs over the past 5 years, only Charles Woodson and Ed Reed have more.

The Redskins just barely beat the deadline to sign Atogwe.

Updated: The deal is worth $25.2 million base, $9 million guaranteed. ($6.5 mil leagues year bonus in 2011, 900k 2011 salary, $1.5 mil injury guarantee in 2012.

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