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Chavous, Atogwe break out stopwatches

6/30/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Rams safeties Corey Chavous and O.J. Atogwe might have a future in coaching or scouting, assuming they could stomach the dramatic pay cuts. Both recently participated in a combine-style camp for high school-aged athletes in Georgia. The NBC affiliate in Augusta, Ga., has the video.

The Rams treat Chavous as a coach on the field. He's the football equivalent of a gym rat, a guy always working to find an edge through extra study.

The NFL always has a place for older safeties who know the game. Chavous is 32. Other notable safeties in their 30s include Denver's John Lynch (36), New England's Rodney Harrison (35), Philadelphia's Brian Dawkins (34), Atlanta's Lawyer Milloy (34), Minnesota's Darren Sharper (32), the New York Giants' Sammy Knight (32) and Denver's Marlon McCree (31).