Rams sign Atogwe to 1-year contract

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams and safety Oshiomogho Atogwe (pronounced OH'-shim-ago uh-TOG'-way) have agreed to a 1-year contract.

Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed. The 28-year-old Atogwe was designated as a non-exclusive franchise player in February.

Atogwe led the NFL with eight interceptions in 2007.

Last season, he started all 16 games at free safety for the third straight season and had a career-high 109 tackles. He also led St. Louis with five interceptions, eight forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

Atogwe was the NFC defensive player of the week after making seven tackles, forcing a fumble, and returning a fumble recovery 75 yards for a touchdown in a win at Washington on Oct. 12.

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