Redskins Cut Atogwe, “Big Mike” Sellers for Cap Help

by TheBurgundyBlogger

The Redskins have cut O.J. Atogwe and Mike Sellers. Both were seen as likely to be cap casualties, due to poor play last season.

Sellers lost his starting job to Darrel Young last season, playing poorly in the time he was on the field. Sellers began his Redskin career back in 1998, before taking a stop in Cleveland in 2001 and then in Winnipeg to play with the Blue Bombers til 2003. He was back on the squad in 2004, making the pro bowl during the 2008 season.

Atogwe had a rough debut year for the Skins. He was signed before the lockout, allowing the Redskins his rights before the free agent frenzy in July. Atogwe was marred by injury last season, but came on strong in the final 3 games, intercepting 2 passes and amassing 15 tackles (over 1/3 of his total for the season). He was set to make about 4 million on the season after workout, and roster bonuses.