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DOLPHINS: OJ Atogwe Update

As Armando pointed out in his blog, the Dolphins are among several teams who would have an interest if O.J. Atogwe hit the market.

It seems like this is coming down to the wire.

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network (who gets props for quoting Wu Tang on his Twitter), has this update on Atogwe.

The St. Louis Rams and safety Oshiomogho Atogwe continue to work on a contract for the restricted free agent, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

The Rams are still trying to sign Atogwe to a long-term deal, and risk losing him after he didn't sign his restricted tender offer. The team maintained discussions with his representatives through the Memorial Day weekend, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, with one source calling the talks "positive," but adding, "what (Tuesday) holds is unknown."

Tuesday is decision day in this instance. If the sides don't reach a multi-year deal, then they have until midnight on June 1 to decide whether or not to place a high tender on Atogwe to keep him; otherwise he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

The Rams have yet to make that decision, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, though other executives don't anticipate St. Louis putting a high tender on Atogwe, which would require a one-year, fully-guaranteed $7-million contract.

Due to their dire situation at FS, the Dolphins are keeping a close eye on what develops in St. Louis.

Other teams that are monitoring the Atogwe situation are the Cowboys, Jaguars, Eagles, Niners and Bears.

All this Otogwe stuff has the message boards like Fin Heaven buzzing.

In the morning, we'll have a much better idea what Otogwe's future will be and what his chances of becoming a Miami Dolphin are.

So, tune in tomorrow morning and see what has developed.


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