The Sudden, Strange Interest in O.J. Atogwe

June 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There is a lot of interest in former Rams safety Oshiogho (O.J.) Atogwe, Yahoo! Sports reports.
This begs the question: Why?  More precisely: Why now?
According to Mark J. Miller, the Cowboys, Dolphins, and Vikings are all showing interest. Strange, where the hell were you a month or two ago?
The sudden interest is hard to understand.  Atogwe's current free agency status is little more than a technicality.  The Rams tendered him at the lowest possible level:  Right of first refusal.  This means any interested party could have negotiated a contract with Atogwe (two months ago) without any compensation given to the Rams.
Ah, yes, but the Rams might have matched the offer. In the immortal words of Herm Edwards:  So what?  The Rams can still match your offer.  Further, they can also one-up you a little bit.
Regarding Atogwe's contractual status, very little changed as of last night.  Once again, I am left scratching my h...

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