Tag:Kareem Moore
Posted on: March 4, 2011 9:48 am
Edited on: March 4, 2011 9:52 am
 

Redskins sign Atogwe, give him $12 mil guaranteed

O. Atogwe signed a five-year deal with Washington that will give him $12 million guaranteed (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For the past few years, FS O.J. Atogwe has hungered for a long-term contract. In 2009, the Rams had made him their franchise player, giving him only a one-year deal and disappointing a former third-round pick who had turned himself into one of the best defensive back playmakers in the league.

True, last year, the Rams gave him a five-year deal worth about $5 million per year, but those good times didn’t last long.

On Feb. 21, he was due an $8 million roster bonus (and $3.5 million in base salary for 2011), but (surprise, surprise) St. Louis released him, though he had accumulated 17 interceptions and 31 passes defended in the past four seasons.

Now, it appears Atogwe finally is going to make good guaranteed money.

On Thursday, the Redskins announced they’d signed Atogwe, and according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, he inked a five-year, $26 million deal in which $12 million is guaranteed.

Apparently, the Rams were in talks to re-sign Atogwe after they had released him, but considering his old defensive coordinator, Jim Haslett, is the defensive coordinator in Washington and considering Haslett’s system would be a better fit for a safety who’s much better in open space, he chose to leave St. Louis.

With the Redskins, Atogwe will take over the position once manned by Kareem Moore, who will now become Atogwe’s backup. And finally, Atogwe has his long-term secured contract.

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Posted on: October 30, 2010 5:38 pm
 

Week 8 injury report analysis Part II

Posted by Andy Benoit

Bills @ Chiefs

Right tackle Cornell Green (knee) remains the only Bill who has battled a significant injury this season. That’s noteworthy considering this team has led the league in IR players two of the last three years. Buffalo defensive backs Terrence McGee (back) and Jairus Byrd (thigh) are both questionable, though both were full participants in practice this week.

Kansas City’s only injury of note is Dexter McCluster’s high ankle sprain. The budding multifaceted rookie is listed as questionable, though word is he’ll likely be out multiple weeks.

Redskins @ Lions

Of the 12 Redskins listed as questionable this week, only five had less than full participation in practice: offensive tackles Jammal Brown (hip) and Stephon Heyer (ankle), safeties LaRon Landry (Achilles) and Kareem Moore (knee) and fullback Mike Sellers (foot). The Skins are growing more and more concerned about Brown’s ailing right hip – the same hip that kept him out all of last season. If he can’t play, and if Heyer can’t play (well, it’s clear Heyer CAN’T play, but in this case, we mean if he can’t play because of his ankle) then guard Artis Hicks will slide over to tackle.

The Lions will get quarterback Matthew Stafford back from the shoulder injury he suffered on Opening Day. In fact, Stafford isn’t even listed on the injury report. Rookie RB Jahvid Best is. He’s probable with a toe (and he admits it has hindered him as of late). MLB DeAndre Levy is questionable with an ankle injury that has kept him out all but one game.

Panthers @ Rams

Don’t expect Carolina’s suddenly-stagnant running game to finally get rolling this week. The team is still without RT Jeff Otah (knee) and now, RB DeAngelo Williams is out (foot). St. Louis’ own star RB underwent finger surgery this week, though Steven Jackson vows he’s going to play.

Danario Alexander is the latest Rams wide receiver to hurt his knee. At least he’s only out a few weeks, though (cartilage). Defensive tackles Fred Robbins (toe) and Darell Scott (ankle) were both limited in practice. RT Jason Smith showed concussion-like symptoms after dinging his head in practice; he’ll be replaced Sunday by Renardo Foster. It’s worth noting that Smith missed the second half of last season with a concussion.

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Posted on: October 10, 2010 1:25 pm
Edited on: October 10, 2010 6:50 pm
 

Jermichael Finley leaves game with leg injury

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Packers TE Jermichael Finley injured his leg on Green Bay’s opening drive, and his return is questionable. After TE Donald Lee fumbled a catch from QB Aaron Rodgers and the Redskins recovered, Finley tried tackling Kareem Moore.

Apparently, he was injured trying to do so.

He was helped to the sideline, but he then took a cart from the sidelines to the locker room.

UPDATE (1:36 p.m.): TE Donald Lee is out for the game with a shoulder injury. That leaves us with this question: where is Mark Chmura when you need him?

UPDATE (6:49 p.m.):
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, all of Finley's ligaments are intact. He has an MRI scheduled for Monday.

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Posted on: August 25, 2010 9:52 am
Edited on: August 25, 2010 9:53 am
 

Hot Routes 08.25.10: Bleeding nose and sore toes

Posted by Josh Katzowitz and Andy Benoit

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- Donovan McNabb will sit out Washington’s third preseason game due to a sprained ankle. FB Mike Sellers also will be out.

- San Diego running back Ryan Mathews has undergone a procedure that would stop his nose from bleeding during games. The procedure sounds less than appetizing.

- Don’t say that Jaguars WR Jarett Dillard isn’t specific. In this article, Dillard explains exactly how many receptions he wants to make this season. That number is 67.

- Yesterday we wondered why the Redskins would sign Tyrone Carter given the team’s depth at safety. Now we know. Starting free safety Kareem Moore is expected to be out four to six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair a torn medical collateral ligament in his right knee.

- Ravens OT Jared Gaither doesn’t need surgery, but he’s not going to rush back, either.

- Well, at least Patriots RB Lawrence Maroney, who has just eight carries in two preseason games, has kept his sense of humor .

- Pisa Tinoisamoa may win the strongside linebacker job in Chicago after Nick Roach underwent minor knee surgery Tuesday.

- Jimmy Clausen is practicing but may battle a sore right big toe all season.

- Wondering which team will log the most travel miles in 2010? The answer: San Francisco, with 35,219 (thanks, in part, to the London trip).

- Kellen Winslow (or, since he’s a member of the Bucs, Kellen “Losefast”) may not play at all this preseason . He’s healthy – Raheem Morris just has no need to evaluate him at this point.

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Posted on: August 22, 2010 10:48 am
 

Redskins to be without Kareem Moore

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The loss of Redskins FS Kareem Moore for four to six weeks because of a sprained MCL is a tough blow for Washington. Though he mainly had been considered a backup and a special teamer in his first years in the NFL, he might have been the biggest surprise in Redskins training camp.

As the Washington Post writes, “barring an unexpectedly favorable MRI report, the Redskins plan to proceed as if Moore will be sidelined for the regular-season opener Sept. 12.”

He was a sixth round pick in the 2008 draft, but he was slated to start this season after showing impressive ball skills during practice. He had surpassed Reed Doughty and Chris Horton to move up the depth chart. Even if Moore could return by the season opener, expect the team to use extreme caution in bringing him back into the fold.

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