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05-13-2010, 06:55 PM
NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports that restricted free agent FS O.J. Atogwe will not sign his tender with the Rams, meaning he'll become an unrestricted free agent on June 1.
The Rams still hold exclusive negotiating rights with Atogwe until that point, but it appears he won't budge and is poised to leave St. Louis. Though Atogwe is coming off reconstructive shoulder surgery and a reported sports hernia, he will have plenty of suitors on the open market. The Rams do intend to meet with Atogwe this month, perhaps to make a long-term offer.
so is this for all RFA's or just certain ones?
if it's for all of them then a brand new period of free agency will begin in june .... big time.
it's also why Page hasn't sign his tender yet
05-13-2010, 06:57 PM
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05-13-2010, 09:23 PM
I can't refrain
from being profane
05-13-2010, 11:56 PM
Oh god. Atogwe and Berry as our Safeties and let Page go. Do it!
05-14-2010, 12:04 AM
Well at least link the real article that at least explains why he can be a free agent......
Oshiomogho Atogwe is one of the more interesting names among restricted free agents. He was extended the low tender offer by the Rams, giving the team only the right of first refusal on its starting strong safety. From the outset, it was a situation we knew would reach a conclusion about now.
NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche told “NFL Total Access” on Monday that Atogwe will not sign his tender. That decision increases the likelihood that Atogwe will be someone else’s starting strong safety next season.
The key date in the whole scenario is June 1. The Rams continue to hold exclusive negotiating rights with Atogwe and can try to sign him to a long-term deal. On June 1, because the Rams tendered Atogwe at $1.226 million (significantly less than his 2009 salary), they hold the option of extending an offer at 110 percent of his salary (nearly $7 million) to retain his rights or releasing him to become an unrestricted free agent.
Atogwe, who played under a $6.3 million franchise tag in 2009, ended the season by missing the final four games with a shoulder injury. Time is running out, and we’ll soon find out if the Rams — who acquired Kevin Payne from the Bears last month — have completely closed the door on Atogwe.
05-14-2010, 12:14 AM
Honestly. What are the chances that we actually sign him? slim to none? I don't think Page wants to be a Chief. First he knows he doesn't have a chance in hell at starting if Berry is a FS. Plus he might not even be able to beat Kendrick Lewis/DaJuan Morgan in camp.
Page was likely a Raider fan growing up and didn't like the Chiefs. Just a guess. But I can see why he would want out.
05-14-2010, 01:09 AM
J. Page does not have this same ability to not sign his tender and then become a free agent come June 1.
Atogwe can do this because he was franchised last year and the Rams would have to give him a 110 percent raise to force him to stay.
05-14-2010, 01:19 AM
05-14-2010, 01:20 AM
Give me a SS
05-14-2010, 02:07 AM
Give me a SS
05-14-2010, 02:09 AM
Give me a SS
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