In a matter of hours the NFL’s clock is expected to temporarily stop, forcing teams to halt communication with players. No one knows how long this freeze-out will last. In the meantime, several squads are doing some last-minute work.

The latest big move: Canadian-born safety Oshiomogho Atogwe has signed with the Washington Redskins.

Atogwe, who’s from Windsor, Ontario, was the Rams’ MVP in 2008. He forces turnovers like some sort of machine that forces turnovers. (Only Charles Woodson and Ed Reed have more combined picks and forced fumbles that Atogwe in the last five years.)

For $26 million over five years, the 29-year-old joins LaRon Landry in what is looking like one of the best defensive backfields in the league.

No word on how much of that money is guaranteed, but it’s highly unlikely Atogwe sees all of it. His prime might be in the rear-view window at this point in time. He’s still good, but I get the feeling he only has a few years left in him as a starter.