NFL Free Agency 2011: St. Louis Rams Cut Safety O.J. Atogwe

February 18, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The St. Louis Rams made a move today that was somewhat of a head-scratcher when they released free-safety O.J. Atogwe.
Atogwe was the defensive captain for the Rams in 2010, and was considered possibly the best veteran player on the defense.
The motivation seems obvious enough, as Atogwe was due an $8 million roster bonus if the team wanted to keep him for 2011, and it would not be outrageous to say that Atogwe is not worth that much money.
This could all just be a risky attempt by the Rams to bring back Atogwe for a more reasonable amount of money. 
Even so, the Rams are not really in a position to be creating more needs this off-season.
Last year the team made a great improvement (7-9) over their 2009 campaign (1-15), but even so, there are still a lot of holes on the roster (Wide-receiver, offensive-guard, outside-linebacker, strong-safety, and back-up running-back).
So therefore, despite the fact that Atogwe was due a hefty amount of cash, it...

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