As reported by ProFootballTalk.com this morning, St. Louis Rams safety O.J. Atogwe became a free agent last night as the clock struck midnight. Teams that might have an interest in him are the 49ers, Vikings, Dolphins and the Cowboys.
Atogwe played for the Rams his first five seasons in the NFL. He has collected 19 interceptions in his pro career. His 2009 season was cut short due to a shoulder injury as well hernia surgery. In the 12 games that he played last season he collected 74 tackles as well two interceptions and forced three fumbles. Atogwe is only 28 years old.
I’m not sure what Atogwe is asking for as far as salary, but I believe the Cowboys should be inquiring about his services. He would be an impact player on an already talented Cowboys defense. It would also allow Alan Ball to go back to cornerback and improve the depth at that position.
I doubt Atogwe will be a free agent for long. Hopefully if the Cowboys are interested they can strike a deal with him quickly.