With the Washington Redskins last season, Atogwe contributed 60 tackles, three interceptions and 0.5 sacks. He started eight of the 13 games in which he appeared before being cut by the team in March.
Over a seven-year career, the first six years of which were spent with the St. Louis Rams, the 30-year old has registered 450 tackles, 25 interceptions and 5.5 sacks.
Atogwe has the talent to help Philadelphia's secondary, but as Jason Brewer of Bleeding Green Nation explains, that's only if he can stay healthy.
Atogwe, who will turn 31 next week, spent last season with the Redskins and was generally thought to have been slowed by injuries (but slowed nonethless). Given his recent injury history, this is no minor concern. He's had shoulder (2009), knee and toe (2011) issues in recent years.
But if he is healthy, he'll provide the Eagles with some much needed veteran insurance at the safety position. At his best he was a savvy, instinctive guy and a good tackler. Playing in a more limited role here could be a benefit to both him and the team.