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The Philadelphia Eagles are close to announcing the signing of free agent safety O.J. Atogwe, who spent 2011 with the NFC East rival Washington Redskins, according to reports.
Atogwe may not be the safety in shining armor that some had hoped for, but he will be an important addition for the Birds who need veteran experience at safety.
The player texted ESPN radio’s Chris Russell to say that he had signed with Philadelphia on Tuesday, Russell stated on Twitter.
The team reached its maximum foster size of 90 on Monday with the claim of DE Monte Taylor. Accordingly, Atogwe’s signing must be accompanied by a corresponding cut to keep its size to 90.
Head coach Andy Reid has said that Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman are his starters at safety. The position was a known area of need that team did not fill during the draft or previously in free agency, though they made other attempts to bring in veteran help with LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell, both of whom ended up signing with the Jets.
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According to a report out of Washington, the Eagles have added some depth to their secondary, signing veteran safety O.J. Atogwe. Atogwe is a former Ram and most recently played a season with the Redskins and figures to slide into the backup free safety spot behind Nate Allen.While Atogwe has had his injury issues the last few seasons, if healthy, he could be a useful addition...
Philadelphia Eagles first-round draft pick DT Fletcher Cox agreed to a 4-year deal with the team on Monday. The signing means that the Eagles have now signed all 9 of the players selected in this year’s draft.
The Eagles moved up three picks to get the 12th overall pick to get Cox, a 6’4, 298 player from Mississippi State. Though the rest of the drafted players were signed before...
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The Philadelphia Eagles became the 11th team in the NFL to sign their entire draft class by inking the 12th pick in the draft today. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has agreed to a four-year deal worth $10.24 million.
For starters it’s nice to have this completely out of the way 34 days ahead of rookies reporting to training camp. Most of all, having...
The Philadelphia Eagles have finalized a contract with the 12th-overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, Fletcher Cox. The terms of the agreement were not released, but it is expected to be worth just over $10.2 million, all guaranteed. Cox praised the new collective bargaining agreement for ensuring that rookies sign with teams much more quickly. With the signing of Cox, the Eagles...
One of the pit bulls rescued from the dogfighting ring bankrolled by Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has died.
Officials at the Best Friends Animal Society, where nearly two dozen of the Vick dogs were rehabilitated, said Ellen, an 11-year-old pit bull, was euthanized last weekend after a bout with an unknown illness that caused her to lose weight rapidly.
Ellen was considered...
I have undoubtedly heaped a lot of praise on the Philadelphia Eagles recently. It’s actually very out of character for me, whether you realize it or not. Their solid offseason and organizational changes in philosophy are things that I have chronicled well for you.
There was only one thing that kept sticking in my crawl. The one weakness that the Eagles seemed to overlook this offseason...
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Historically the Philadelphia Eagles haven’t been one of the NFL’s glamour franchises. Eagles fans know pain well, having watched NFC East foes win 12 Super Bowls, including five out of six from 1990-95.
A lot of the pain has come from watching rivals win those championships and a lot of it has come from just being a bad football team for long stretches...
The results came pouring in for our third fantasy football face/off poll and I’m sure it shall be no surprise to hear that it was our very own Andrew Nordmeier winning the checkered flag with his Cam Newton opus which you can read here. I mean, why would you be surprised, Andrew writes for us, ya know? Taking in 67% of the vote, Andrew left Mark Lee crest-fallen when his loving...
Veteran safety O.J. Atogwe finally landed with a team for the 2012 season, agreeing to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal. The Eagles have been seeking to add a veteran safety this offseason, working out Yeremiah Bell earlier this Spring.
Atogwe is heading into his eighth season in the league and is joing his third team in three seasons. The Stanford product entered...
Over the weekend, we talked a bit about Michael Vick‘s future in Philadelphia. Our general conclusion was that his future here actually seems quite secure given the lack of an heir apparent. Unless Mike Kafka lights it up in preseason, there’s really not a QB on this roster other than Vick that right now looks like a viable NFL starter.
Like I said over the weekend, there’s...
The Philadelphia Eagles claimed defensive end Monte Taylor off of waivers from the Seahawks on Monday. Taylor (6-5, 266) was signed after the draft as a free agent by Seattle.
Taylor played at the University of Cincinnati, making him the 5th player on the Eagles roster from that school, the most of any on the team. He registered 24 total tackles as a Bearcat, six tackles for loss...
Safety Oshiomogho (O.J.) Atogwe signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles and knows that he will need to hit the ground running in order to get up to speed on learning the team’s defense without the benefit of OTAs and minicamp, all of which have passed. But it’s a challenge he’s ready to face.
“I’ve been fortunate in my career to be able to pick up defenses quickly...