While Rams starting FS Oshiomogho Atogwe is having a solid season, we hear it might not be strong enough to assure that he will remain with the team next season.
While the NFC West arguably remains the league’s weakest division, it is strong in terms of individual fantasy defenders, led by IDP superheavyweight Patrick Willis.
To hear O.J. Atogwe tell it, there was never any doubt in his mind about wanting to remain a fixture at free safety in the Rams’ secondary for the long haul.
The Rams’ prolonged contract impasse with starting FS O.J. Atogwe came to an abrupt halt early Wednesday afternoon when the team announced it had agreed to a multiyear deal with its most accomplished defensive playmaker.
Although Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez and Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart were sidelined during their teams' respective OTAs, according to "Whispers," both teams aren't worried about the players being ready by fall.
The likelihood that FS O.J. Atogwe might stick with the Rams has increased, although it remains quite possible a serious suitor could suddenly materialize in the coming days.
According to our sources, the Lions should not be considered the favorites to land now-free-agent S O.J. Atogwe, but they do have interest in his services.
FS O.J. Atogwe became an unrestricted free agent at midnight ET Tuesday after he and the Rams were unable to agree on a long-term contract and the team failed to extend a new qualifying offer, according to multiple sources.
The Rams are working to reach agreement with FS O.J. Atogwe on a long-term contract, with his restricted free-agent tender set to expire Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the situation has told NFL.com.
The Rams' decision to tender O.J. Atogwe at the lowest level risks the loss of one of their few quality players, according to NFC Whispers.