Washington Redskins sign O.J. Atogwe

According to Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch, the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with Oshiomogho Atogwe. If confirmed, and Thomas isn't one to report based on the ephemeral, the move reunites Atogwe with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, who coached Atogwe when he had his best seasons with the St. Louis Rams. It also means the Rams are really thin on coverage safeties, much less defensive backs who can get the ball like Atogwe can. 

Rams GM Billy Devaney has identified that the team is looking at defensive backs in the 2011 NFL Draft. And should the regular free agency period start, they'll have some options there as well. 

Washington's signing of Atogwe comes with, potentially, just a few hours left to sign players released in the days following the Super Bowl. He is one of a few free agents teams were able to sign so far this year. It's kind of fitting that Washington signed him after Atogwe played a crucial role in beating them in 2008 with a fumble return TD that gave the Rams one of just two wins that season...both of which came after Haslett was named interim head coach in the wake of Linehan's firing. 

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