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Oshiomogho Atogwe, London Fletcher, Josh Wilson Return To Practice
By ZAC BOYER | email@example.com
ASHBURN – Oshiomogho Atogwe returned to the field Sunday for the first time since sustaining a hamstring injury late in practice Aug. 6.
Atogwe, the Washington Redskins’ 5-foot-11, 205-pound starting free safety, said he experienced no discomfort while going through the entire practice.
“I wasn’t able to go at top speed just yet, but that’s something we’ll progress to throughout the week,” Atogwe said.
The plan is currently for Atogwe to make his preseason debut Thursday at Baltimore, though he is uncertain if it will occur. His progress over the next few days will decide that, Atogwe said.
Atogwe signed a five-year, $26 million contract in early March after spending the last six seasons in St. Louis and, as a result, was able to practice with the team during the first week of training camp when other free agents had to sit out.
Outside of missing four games in 2009, when he had a dislocated shoulder, Atogwe started all but one game over the past four years for the Rams.
Cornerback Josh Wilson and linebacker London Fletcher, who each missed a week with a groin injury, also returned to practice Sunday. Fletcher is tied with Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning with 208 consecutive games played – the longest current streak in the NFL.