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Rams release safety O.J. Atogwe

Posted on: February 18, 2011 5:38 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2011 5:40 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

OJ Atogwe was set to become a very rich(er) man on February 21, as he was due an $8 million roster bonus from the Rams on that date. Unfortunately for Atogwe, the Rams released him on Friday.

Atogwe's the third big-name safety dumped in the past few hours -- the Colts released Bob Sanders earlier in the day and the Texans cut Eugene Wilson -- but his release isn't surprising because of the big chunk of change the Rams owed him.

It could be considered a bit odd, though, as the Rams signed him just last season to a $32 million, five-year deal.

Brian McIntyre reports that Atogwe had a "Valentine's Day Massacre" clause in his contract that allowed him to void the deal before the Rams cut him by alerting the team before February 14. Obviously, Atogwe wasn't going to that, and it left St. Louis with no real choice other than releasing him.

Atogwe might even have a better shot at finding work than Sanders, if only because the former Colt is considered a tremendous health risk, whereas Atogwe's been fairly reliable since being drafted by St. Louis in 2005.

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Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:16 am
 

Rams release safety O.J. Atogwe

Cowboys need a free and strong safety! I'll take any of the three! A street cone would be an upgrade from Alan Ball...




Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Rams release safety O.J. Atogwe

still wont help with whine baby jay at quarter back.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Rams release safety O.J. Atogwe

Bears need the up-grade.  Go get him!!!



Since: Feb 20, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2011 8:37 am
 

Rams release safety O.J. Atogwe

that was the other safety and the backup corners they had in that got "scorched". Atogwe has 18 picks in his last 4 seasons while playing with the worst team in football.he also has forced more turnovers than any player since he entered the league 6 yrs ago.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 20, 2011 2:01 am
 

Rams release safety O.J. Atogwe

wow you all are courting Atogwe like he was Ronnie Lott, even Seattle's so-so at best receiving corps scorched this guy. 



Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Rams release safety O.J. Atogwe

Nobody's more gamed to get him than the Skin's are!!! C'mon you know big daddy Dan is in this hunt!!!!



Since: Oct 23, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2011 2:12 pm
 

Rams release safety O.J. Atogwe

Colts are a contender and they are looking for help at the Safety position. 


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