Jan 01, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins safety Oshiomogho Atogwe (20) prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Former St. Louis Rams S Oshiomogho Isaac "O.J." Atogwe to retire

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that former St. Louis Rams safety Oshiomogho Isaac “O.J.” Atogwe has announced his retirement from the NFL. Atogwe is 32 years old and played 7 NFL seasons, the first six of which were in St. Louis before one year with the Washington Redskins in 2011.

He didn’t play in 2012 and didn’t look like he was going to play in 2013.

In Atogwe’s career he had 25 career interceptions and 1 career touchdown. He also had 374 career tackles, 339 came from his time in St. Louis. He also had 8 career fumble recoveries, one of which was for a touchdown.

In June of 2012 the Philadelphia Eagles signed him to a one-year contract, he was eventually waived on August 31st. Players never want to retire early before they’re ready or under someone else’s terms which is sort of what is happening here. His career lasted longer than the NFL average, more than twice as long actually, and that is something to be proud of.

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