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Atogwe in reported McNabb offer too

The Rams’ reported offer for Donovan McNabb includes a rather-nice addition to the team’s No. 33 overall pick.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Rams have offered the first pick of the second round and safety O.J. Atogwe, who is currently an unsigned restricted free agent.

McNabb is reportedly open to joining the Rams, but not heading to Buffalo or Oakland.

Then again, the whole thing could be nothing more than posturing.

A Rams source told PFT’s Mike Florio that there is “zero truth” to the team’s reported interest in McNabb. 

So someone is lying.  Either McLane’s sources are trying to scare up a trade market for McNabb or the Rams source is trying to buy time and keep other teams away.

We’ll find out who is telling the truth soon enough.

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66 Responses to “Atogwe in reported McNabb offer too”
  1. enderlite says: Mar 24, 2010 6:02 PM

    mcnabb is waaaaaay to good for a second rounder

  2. enderlite says: Mar 24, 2010 6:03 PM

    this cant happen. no way eagles do it.

  3. Jack Acid says: Mar 24, 2010 6:04 PM

    Eagles would be getting a steal here. Rams fans might be left scratching their heads.
    Who is going to protect McNabb? Who is he going to throw to?
    Doesn’t add up to me.

  4. FumbleNuts says: Mar 24, 2010 6:04 PM

    The Rams should pull the trigger on this, they need a veteran QB on that team.

  5. bcb171 says: Mar 24, 2010 6:07 PM

    If that was the deal, it would already be done.

  6. fuhgyou says: Mar 24, 2010 6:07 PM

    I heard Tom Brady is getting traded to the Dolphins for Henne and Ted Ginn.
    Keep making up those stories, dude.

  7. The Wishbone says: Mar 24, 2010 6:08 PM

    The Bills suck, but they’re better than the Rams.
    McNabb’s a whiner, he’ll fail wherever he goes, just as he’s failed in Philly. Except for that one year, when he almost succeeded, but then vomited and failed.

  8. BleedGreenMtState says: Mar 24, 2010 6:08 PM

    Please be true, Please be true, Please be true, Please be true, Please be true, Please be true, Please be true, Pleasssssse

  9. BillsFan27 says: Mar 24, 2010 6:15 PM

    Someone should remind Dbag McNabb that the booing only gets louder in domes.

  10. JMoney says: Mar 24, 2010 6:16 PM

    If the rams do this deal someone needs to be fired.
    Trading a young strong defender and the 33 pick for an aging QB with 2 years left in him amazes me.
    To me the only place for Mcnabb that makes sense is AZ. Cut the crap and just do the deal

  11. lebowski says: Mar 24, 2010 6:17 PM

    That seems like an awful lot to give up for an aging quarterback. Yikes. That number 33 pick is going to be a good player in this draft. Eagles should be dancing if the Rams are that stupid.

  12. Soia311 says: Mar 24, 2010 6:19 PM

    I don’t believe it’s true because if it was the Eagles would have pulled the trigger by now.

  13. CapsLockKey says: Mar 24, 2010 6:20 PM

    Atogwe and the first pick of the second round for McNabb? You take that and run. I like McNabb but that’s a hell of a deal.

  14. KingJoe! says: Mar 24, 2010 6:22 PM

    If that deal were possible they should do it. As for McNabb failing(TheWishbone) comments; those who make them certainly exposed themselves as clueless dolts, whose entire NFL knowledge comes from the other dolts they listen to on talk radio.

  15. ManCrushBeastMode says: Mar 24, 2010 6:23 PM

    Yeah, I agree. I cant believe he would go to the Rams, but refuse the Bills. The Rams are the worst team in the league, and its not like that is some great football town either.

  16. straverse says: Mar 24, 2010 6:23 PM

    This would be a pretty good trade for both teams.

  17. BroncoBourque says: Mar 24, 2010 6:24 PM

    If this is true the Eagles should jump at it. I have made my view clear in the past that I think the Eagles should keep McNabb and make a run in 2010 but if they have been offered a quality safety and the 33rd overall pick, they should make the move.
    Otogwe would fill a need in the backfield for the Eagles and allow them to address other needs with the 24th and 33rd picks.
    For the Rams this would make some sense too. McNabb should still have at least 5 good years left in him. Adding him would allow them to pick the best player available at the top of the draft.

  18. dolphinfiegl99 says: Mar 24, 2010 6:26 PM

    Tom Brady For Chad Henne,Ted Ginn Jr!
    I Would Do That Trade If That Could Happen!
    GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Midway Monster says: Mar 24, 2010 6:26 PM

    If this happens then Chicago needs to get Bulger for the back up spot. Problem solved for everyone.

  20. chefspoon27615 says: Mar 24, 2010 6:27 PM

    What can we get 4 ANDY REID he’s the 1 that needs 2 b traded with his OLD ASS PLYBOOK!!!!

  21. promin1 says: Mar 24, 2010 6:28 PM

    If McNabb couldn’t get it done in Philly, where had a dominating defense and some of the best WRs (Owens and D. Jackson)…he won’t get it done anywhere. He is a choke artist. Plain and simple.

  22. thegoldengod says: Mar 24, 2010 6:29 PM

    based on how the Rams tendered Otogwe—the eagles could take him for free right now…

  23. red13 says: Mar 24, 2010 6:30 PM

    From a Rams fan:
    Please don’t be true, Please don’t be true, Please don’t be true, Please don’t be true, Please don’t be true, Please don’t be true, Pleassssssse!
    I love McNabb, but the Rams are in no position to be trading away their best defensive player and a high draft pick for a veteran QB. There are way too many holes to fill and they are too far away from contending to be worried about getting McNabb. By the time the rest of the team is ready to contend, Donovan will be done.

  24. Burritto says: Mar 24, 2010 6:30 PM

    “bcb171 says:
    March 24, 2010 6:07 PM
    If that was the deal, it would already be done. ”
    Amen. I keep hearing speculation that “offer on the table” actually means that the Eagles have put the offer on the Rams table, not the other way around. If you think about it, that would make more sense. There’s no way the Eagles could pass this offer up if it was true. Pick 33 AND a guy who can give you borderline Pro Bowl play at safety for several years for McNabb? Please.

  25. Chop Block Murphy says: Mar 24, 2010 6:33 PM

    Jeez, with all of this trade chatter, they damn well better move him now. If the benching in Baltimore two years ago left him bitter, I can only imagine what these rumors are doing to his mindset. I’m sorry to see the end of the DMac era, but the writing is on the wall. And god, if this proposed deal is legit…Andy can’t pass that up.

  26. Junior says: Mar 24, 2010 6:33 PM

    So did McNabb actually say he wouldn’t be open to going to Buffalo or Oakland? Or is that just your little smart ass comment that seems mandatory for every PFT article? I’m guessing the latter.
    Either way, the last I checked Oakland wasn’t looking to trade for a high priced QB when they got one sitting in their locker room already.

  27. dave says: Mar 24, 2010 6:34 PM

    otogwe and the 33rd pick for mcnabb is the best the eagles are likely to get
    they should move on that while it’s still allegedly possible

  28. P-way Eagles says: Mar 24, 2010 6:36 PM

    @ bleed green…..Arent you a Steelers fan?!?!?!

  29. McWest says: Mar 24, 2010 6:39 PM

    ” and safety O.J. Atogwe, who is currently an unsigned restricted free agent”
    I’m pretty sure it’s against NFL rules that a team can not trade, or discuss trading a player who isn’t under contract. Saying Atogwe is part of the trade makes me skepical that there’s actually an offer on the table.

  30. Jaydub says: Mar 24, 2010 6:42 PM

    A 2nd for McNabb? Hell no, especially not the 33rd overall. A mid to late 3rd and maybe a 5th next year? Go for it. Thats all he’s worth. You wont get 16 games out of him and he chokes in big situations

  31. jim says: Mar 24, 2010 6:44 PM

    otogwe cant be traded… he never signed his tender

  32. doubldipp says: Mar 24, 2010 6:48 PM

    Hey I heard Payton Manning is going to the Bucs! how bout that… please by my story

  33. wvugrad00 says: Mar 24, 2010 6:51 PM

    if that is the actual offer on the table, the Eagles almost have to make that trade. They wont get a first round pick, and this pick is almost better than the last pick in the first round, give the format this year.
    The eagles would have the rest of the night to decide on who they would like to draft, or work for a trade, which is what I would be banking on. The Eagles only have 7/8 picks this year and they treat draft picks like gold.
    With all that said I do no want the Eagles to trade McNabb, but tihs iwould be a hard offer to turn down

  34. eaglemafia says: Mar 24, 2010 6:51 PM

    If this is true, then YES the eagles should jump on this. Now that the rumor is hot the eagles might be waiting to see if those other teams are willing to offer something better, ide say atleast in the next 24 hours we should know something if this is all true. I’m down for otogwe on this D, it would help the eagles out a bunch! DO IT ANDY, DO IT!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Rockstar69 says: Mar 24, 2010 6:52 PM

    We need a real free safety, and the second rounder would be great. If true, the Iggles need to get it done.

  36. snnyjcbs says: Mar 24, 2010 6:56 PM

    What team would want this guy. He is old and always folds under pressure or in the big game. Some players and teams no matter how good they play some years during the regular season just are not money type players or teams.
    Perfect example would be the Chargers as a team with (2) AFC Championship games played in to date, wow when you hold that number up to the (14) AFC Championship games Al Davis has had his Raiders in it makes one wonder who history will judge to have been the class org.
    MvNabb on the other hand is the Chargers only as a player. When the going gets tuff and the game really matters he folds like a deck of cards.

  37. bcb171 says: Mar 24, 2010 6:59 PM

    Burritto: i tried to post a follow up comment saying the exact same thing, whoever didnt let it go through, but thats what they were saying to begin with

  38. Tikkanen says: Mar 24, 2010 7:00 PM

    @McWest: Teams are allowed to trade restricted free agents (ie: Charlie Whitehurst from San Diego to Seattle).

  39. mzezulak says: Mar 24, 2010 7:00 PM

    The #33 pick and Atogwe? I seriuosly doubt the Rams would give up that much for Mcnabb, that’s probably the Eagles counter to the Rams offer of #33, 1st pick round 3 plus Atogwe is more realistic.

  40. P-way Eagles says: Mar 24, 2010 7:02 PM

    Mcnabb is worth more than a late 3rd…What are you smoking? Mcnabb is a top 5 QB in the NFL! I’m not being a biased eagles fan, he’s not the best QB in the league and he hasnt won the big game. But a 3rd round pick?!?! Let’s be realistic here.

  41. Bill In DC says: Mar 24, 2010 7:04 PM

    How exactly do you ‘trade’ a player that isn’t under contract atm?

  42. Beast says: Mar 24, 2010 7:05 PM

    I can’t believe how Eagle fans can be so hard on getting McNabb run out of town. He’s made this Eagles team contenders and kept them in the playoff’s for a long time. I wonder who’s head they’ll be calling for once McNabb is traded and the Eagles are watching the playoff’s from there living rooms.
    I guess thats why they say, you never know what you have until you lose it. The Eagle fan base will miss McNabb. Especially now that the Redskins has a real coach to get them to being contenders. Have fun with Kolb and Vick Eagle fans. After next season, you all will be crying “WHY DID WE TRADE MCNABB”..lol..dude is an elite QB.
    If I were the Rams, getting McNabb would be a huge upgrade for the Team. I don’t see any QB’s worth taking with the 1st overall pick in this draft. If they can get McNabb with the 2nd, they can get SUH with the 1st and really start building that awful defense. This would be very good for a team that’s been bad for a long time. SUH is the best player in the draft.

  43. LighTsouT says: Mar 24, 2010 7:09 PM

    # straverse says: March 24, 2010 6:23 PM
    This would be a pretty good trade for both teams.
    ____________________
    Are you retarded? Atogwe is on pace to be the best safety in the league. He should be paid like it by the Rams. Don’t believe me? Look at Ed Reed’s numbers and look at Atogwe’s at the same point in their careers. Atogwe’s got bigger numbers. If Antrelle Rolle’s ass can get that much money and he’s a borderline above-average safety, the Rams need to stop being cheap asses and get this kid paid.

  44. Atlanta Love says: Mar 24, 2010 7:10 PM

    The Eagles would be getting a steal. They need a safety. And the first pick of the second round ain’t bad.

  45. ninjapleazee says: Mar 24, 2010 7:11 PM

    As much as I like McNabb in an Eagles uniform.. I’d take the deal… but who’d be the odd man out in Philly.. secondary got Macho Harris, Asante Samuel, Sheldon Brown, Ellis Hobbs, Joselio Hanson, Quentin Mickell, Quintin Demps and newly signed Marlin Jackson…

  46. Dolphan4Ever says: Mar 24, 2010 7:12 PM

    those Brady to Dolphins comments are hilarious!!!
    Its kind of disrespecting to McNabb that his value is a second rounder, based on his career alone, that whole thing is just stupid

  47. McWest says: Mar 24, 2010 7:15 PM

    @Tikkanen
    I know an unrestricted FA can be traded. But he is unsigned (not under contract). A player not under contract can not be traded. Even discussing trading an unsigned player is against NFL rules.
    The most recent example of this is Julius Peppers in 2009. I’ll see if I can find an article and post it. But if I remember correctly, the Panthers couldn’t even talk to another team about trading him because he didn’t sign his tender and therefore wasn’t under contract.

  48. GreenBlood says: Mar 24, 2010 7:20 PM

    The deal makes sense for both sides (although I hate to see Donny go).
    Atogwe is a restricted free agent and would be a unrestricted free agent (lowest “right of first refusal” tender) on June 1 unless STL pays him $7 million.
    If it’s true, the holdup could be that the Birds would want to make sure he is signed before the deal is announced.
    The Eagles get their FS……
    All signs are pointing to a “rebuild” after the recent player purge anyway.

  49. red13 says: Mar 24, 2010 7:21 PM

    @Tikkanen:
    O.J. has not signed his tender, so he is not under contract and cannot be traded until he does/is. That being said, I’m sure he’d sign it to get the deal done, assuming the Eagles were offering him a long-term deal.

  50. Jaydub says: Mar 24, 2010 7:26 PM

    # P-way Eagles says: March 24, 2010 7:02 PM
    Mcnabb is worth more than a late 3rd…What are you smoking? Mcnabb is a top 5 QB in the NFL! I’m not being a biased eagles fan, he’s not the best QB in the league and he hasnt won the big game. But a 3rd round pick?!?! Let’s be realistic here.
    ————————————————
    What am I smoking? Lets be realistic?!
    You’re the one who said that McNabb is a top 5 QB in the NFL, but I’m the one smoking and being unrealistic? McNabb WAS a top 5 QB in the NFL, but hasn’t been for the last 3 years. He also rarely plays an entire season, and even with some serious talent around him, he once again failed to do anything with his chance in the playoffs this past season. Did I mention the injuries and the piss poor decision making?
    Your alarm clock is ringing. Time to wake up and face the harsh reality of truth.

  51. irishfan4life says: Mar 24, 2010 7:26 PM

    don’t be dumber than you already are st. louis!

  52. McWest says: Mar 24, 2010 7:31 PM

    @Tikkanen
    I made a post awhile ago. I don’t know it will go up.
    I know an UFA can be traded. But not if he isn’t under contract. Which Atogwe isn’t because he didn’t sign his tender.
    The most recent example of this is Julius Peppers not signing his tender until late in the offseason of 2009.
    http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/03/19/belichick-any-deal-for-peppers-will-need-signature-time/
    Although the teams can’t talk trade until Peppers signs the one-year tender with Carolina, his agent can broker a contract with another team that he then could take back to the Panthers. Belichick never mentioned on WEEI whether he or anyone else from the Patriots has spoken with Carey about Peppers. However, Carey told Guregian that he has not heard from the Pats, even though he has had “preliminary discussions with GMs from other clubs in the league.”

  53. PhillyGreenie36 says: Mar 24, 2010 7:39 PM

    The Eagles have done what every team in the NFL would love to do , rebuild without years of losing.McNabb is the last starting player that was on thier Super Bowl team.If this deal happens they will have a starting offense with the avg age of 25.McCoy,Macklin , DJack and Kolb . The Eagles should just go for it.

  54. P-way Eagles says: Mar 24, 2010 7:46 PM

    @jaydub ….Who is better than Mcnabb in the league now? Brady, Manning, Brees…..Who else? I’d even throw Romo in there because hes “statisticallly” been better than Mcnabb. Who else is better?

  55. FMWarner says: Mar 24, 2010 7:47 PM

    Soia311 says: March 24, 2010 6:19 PM
    I don’t believe it’s true because if it was the Eagles would have pulled the trigger by now.
    _____________________________________
    It might not be true, but not because of this. If this trade happened, the Rams would probably want time to hash out an extension with McNabb before it’s finalized. They’re not giving up that pick and Atogwe to have McNabb for one year.

  56. ohgoodie says: Mar 24, 2010 8:21 PM

    Dbag Philly fans are true to form in this post. If you polled their semi-retarded fan base they’d try to convince you dmac isn’t a top 10 qb in this league.

  57. bigtrav425 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:24 PM

    Mcnabb failed in Philly???…if he has failed in Philly id hate to be your kid dude….yea he hasnt won a Super Bowl but he has had a pretty god damn good career that a TON of other QB’s wish htey had half as good a career as Him…..im a eagle fan that lives in cleveland and cant believe how he gets treated by some of the fans

  58. Alonzo Harris says: Mar 24, 2010 8:46 PM

    The Wishbone says:
    March 24, 2010 6:08 PM
    The Bills suck, but they’re better than the Rams.
    McNabb’s a whiner, he’ll fail wherever he goes, just as he’s failed in Philly. Except for that one year, when he almost succeeded, but then vomited and failed.
    HAHAHAHAHAH…Zing!
    McNabb in Oakland would make too much sense…sure they don’t have great weapons at WR, Miller at TE is solid, but that team can win games when Jamarcus Russell isn’t under center;
    see Bruce Gradkowski, 2009.
    And yes the Bills do suck, better than St. Louis, worse than just about everyone else.

  59. realitypolice says: Mar 24, 2010 8:48 PM

    I haven’t read all 55 comments, so forgive if I rehash someone else’s argument-
    I’m not an Eagle fan, but I live close enough to the area that I have access to all of the local media. I also know people who know McNabb personally- former Eagle players I met because I used to live near their training camp site and hung out at the same bars. And I will say this- Donovan McNabb is one of the most thin-skinned, over-sensitive players ever, and they had better trade him now.
    After all of this trade talk, along with the fact that they paid Vick’s roster bonus and don’t appeart to be moving him, and the fact that they seem committed to Kolb long term, there is no way McNabb is not going to be affected. His feelings will be hurt and his play will suffer. And there is no way he will sign an extension, which means he could walk away for nothing unless he is franchised- which would be another disaster.
    The Eagles need to cut ties with this guy now and get on with their lives.

  60. TheDPR says: Mar 24, 2010 9:04 PM

    If the Rams are dumb enough to send the #33 and Otogwe to the Eagles, the Eagles would be complete retards not to take it.

  61. P-way Eagles says: Mar 24, 2010 9:10 PM

    Well put Bigtrav. Noticed Jaydumb is havin a hard time coming up with a list of Qb’s that are better than Mcnabb.

  62. Route36West says: Mar 24, 2010 10:54 PM

    The addition of Atogwe to this rumor is just proof that its false.
    Why? Because Eagles fans have been talking about signing Atogwe since free agency started. So who ever made up this rumor knew that and figured it would help the rumor gain momentum in Philly if he/she added Atogwe to the deal.
    Anyone with half a brain will realize that thats what is happening here.

  63. Howie Handles says: Mar 24, 2010 10:58 PM

    “The Bills suck, but they’re better than the Rams.
    McNabb’s a whiner, he’ll fail wherever he goes, just as he’s failed in Philly. Except for that one year, when he almost succeeded, but then vomited and failed.”
    They seem to have done pretty well since he’s been there. How many Super Bowl’s did Warren Moon go to, but he seems to be well regarded.
    “If McNabb couldn’t get it done in Philly, where had a dominating defense and some of the best WRs (Owens and D. Jackson)…he won’t get it done anywhere. He is a choke artist. Plain and simple.”
    He had Owens, for what, one year? and he got the to the SB where they lost to the freaking Patriots. Their running game has been spotty at best, especially recently. Hell, the Ravens won a SB with Dilfer at QB, and the Giants won with Hostetler. If his surrounding cast was that good, he should won one by now in spite of his play, as McNabb is definitely better than the two previously mentioned QBs.

  64. smithopher says: Mar 24, 2010 11:19 PM

    there’s no way this is true, donovan mcnabb is philly. they don’t give this guy enough credit… all those playoff runs were cause of mcnabb, with a little westbrook sprinkled in. dude needs to retire as an eagle and they need to stop flirting with shipping him off

  65. monet99 says: Mar 25, 2010 2:41 AM

    No way the Rams give Otowge and pick 33.

  66. Krow says: Mar 25, 2010 6:17 AM

    On Eagle fans could believe this rumor. Because it’s way too much… and they’re way stupid.

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