We noted last month that Rams safety O.J. Atogwe was due an $8 million roster bonus on February 21, and there was next to no chance the Rams would pay it.
The Rams made the final decision a few days before the deadline, dropping Atogwe on Friday according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
It’s still possible Atogwe could end up back in St. Louis. He’s a solid but not outstanding safety, and the Rams gave him a better deal last offseason than any other team when Atogwe was an unrestricted free agent.
Atogwe has the benefit this year of being able to shop around in February, before a potential work stoppage. Last year, he hit the market in the middle of the summer once most teams had filled their needs.