Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Reasons Why O.J. Atogwe Will Not Earn a Starting Job

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Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Reasons Why O.J. Atogwe Will Not Earn a Starting Job
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O.J Atogwe was a very sought after safety on the open market last summer before he signed a five-year, $26 million deal with the Washington Redskins. He was released after only one injury-riddled season with the Redskins. He was a free agent once again but wasn't signed until the Philadelphia Eagles inked him to a one-year deal.

Atogwe can still help out an NFL team. How and what exactly his role will be is debatable. He's far less explosive as he once was, and he may be too injury-prone to be trusted as a full-time starter.

Atogwe is still a good safety in the NFL. He's one of the smartest safeties in the league and is a reliable tackler in the open field. He could earn a starting role had he signed with a team that was still either rebuilding or had a major hold at free safety. The Eagles are clearly not that team.

Here are the five biggest reasons why O.J. Atogwe will not be the starting safety for the Eagles in 2012.

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