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BMarsh615
02-18-2009, 06:40 PM
Contract talks result in franchise tag for Ramsí Atogwe
http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/02/18/contract-talks-result-in-franchise-tag-for-rams-atogwe/

Posted: Adam Schefter | Adam Schefter | Tags: Oshiomogho Atogwe, St. Louis Rams

Yet another franchise tag was handed down Wednesday night.

After contract talks failed to produce a deal, the St. Louis Rams designated safety Oshiomogho Atogwe as their franchise player. The safety franchise number for Atogwe is $6.342 million.

It makes sense for St. Louis and its new head coach, Steve Spagnuolo, because Atogwe would have been the top free-agent safety, and the draft is considered thin at that position.

The Rams had hoped to strike a long-term deal with Atogwe, but when they couldnít, the franchise tag became a viable option. The two sides can continue working to a long-term deal, but Atogwe is going nowhere now.
That sucks he was #1 on my list of free agents.

Kaylore
02-18-2009, 06:42 PM
That really sucks bad. He would have been exactly what we need.

SonOfLe-loLang
02-18-2009, 06:46 PM
As the chick owner from Major League once said ..."well cross him off the list"

gyldenlove
02-18-2009, 06:47 PM
Apparently the Browns won't put the tag on Sean Jones, so he will probably hit the market.

socalorado
02-18-2009, 06:51 PM
Apparently the Browns won't put the tag on Sean Jones, so he will probably hit the market.

DEN has to go after Sean Jones now. F-n lambs....
This sucks. James Sanders is alsso an option.
Sean Jones is more than a solid FS and Barrett with a drafted strong safety should be good. Gotta get Jones though. Jones can play either FS or SS. Maybe even get Jones AND! Sanders! I dont think they will break the bank, but then DEN wont have to worry about the position in the top end of the draft, and they can concentrate on other positions

TonyR
02-18-2009, 06:54 PM
Maybe even get Jones AND! Sanders!

Just remember that there are quite a few teams looking for safties in FA, including the Chargers, so we'll be far from the only shopper in the store.

TheReverend
02-18-2009, 06:56 PM
Time to hope Chung or Delmas magically slip to the third.

socalorado
02-18-2009, 07:04 PM
Time to hope Chung or Delmas magically slip to the third.

Sean Smith would be my pick, but i see him now going in the 1st! *sighs*
Un f-n real! DEN needs to get Jones in FA. Gotta get a presence back there.

Dedhed
02-18-2009, 07:05 PM
Good. Atogwe was my #1 overrated FA who the Broncos might go after.

bpc
02-18-2009, 07:07 PM
They should sign Yeremiah Bell and hope for Taylor Mays next year.

eddie mac
02-18-2009, 07:37 PM
Bell will be tagged or extended before he hits UFA.

It'll be down to

Sanders FS
Phillips SS
Jones SS
Dawkins FS
Sharper SS
Bullocks FS
Sensabaugh SS and his AK47's
Renaldo Hill FS
Eugene Wilson FS
Jim Leonhard SS

cmhargrove
02-18-2009, 07:50 PM
Bell will be tagged or extended before he hits UFA.

It'll be down to

Sanders FS
Phillips SS
Jones SS
Dawkins FS
Sharper SS
Bullocks FS
Sensabaugh SS and his AK47's
Renaldo Hill FS
Eugene Wilson FS
Jim Leonhard SS

There could be a couple more cuts, maybe the Huff rumor is true.

Inkana7
02-18-2009, 08:03 PM
James Sanders will be a Bronco. I guarantee it.

socalorado
02-18-2009, 08:48 PM
James Sanders will be a Bronco. I guarantee it.

I could see it, with MCD here. Hes a solid player.

RunSilentRunDeep
02-18-2009, 09:02 PM
They should sign Yeremiah Bell and hope for Taylor Mays next year.

Hoping for Mays means hoping the Broncos suck balls next year. I'd rather not have a top 10 pick.

Mediator12
02-18-2009, 09:25 PM
Good. Atogwe was my #1 overrated FA who the Broncos might go after.

Have to agree. I thought there was no way Otogwe got to FA once Spanuolo was hired. Plus, guy has issues in run support and is overrated based on his games from Last year. Made SC alot I guess, but blew his assignments or got run over more than I would like a S to do.

Man-Goblin
02-18-2009, 09:37 PM
DEN has to go after Sean Jones now. F-n lambs....
This sucks. James Sanders is alsso an option.
Sean Jones is more than a solid FS and Barrett with a drafted strong safety should be good. Gotta get Jones though. Jones can play either FS or SS. Maybe even get Jones AND! Sanders! I dont think they will break the bank, but then DEN wont have to worry about the position in the top end of the draft, and they can concentrate on other positions

I signed Jones and Sanders in Madden and they both made the Pro Bowl.

SouthStndJunkie
02-18-2009, 10:08 PM
That sucks....I was hoping Denver would have a shot at signing Atogwe.

BroncoBuff
02-18-2009, 11:09 PM
I guess we can erase what, about 12,000 posts here the last couple months?

Dedhed
02-19-2009, 05:55 AM
Have to agree. I thought there was no way Otogwe got to FA once Spanuolo was hired. Plus, guy has issues in run support and is overrated based on his games from Last year. Made SC alot I guess, but blew his assignments or got run over more than I would like a S to do.

Yeah, he's certainly a ball hawk, but an undisciplined one who is willing to hang team mates out to dry in order to try to get his. Run support and OJ Atogwe don't belong in the same sentence. He'll get his picks, but there will be just as many plays that look like the CB got worked but it was really Atogwe leaving his assignment.