ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, the team's top playmaker the last four seasons, has become an unrestricted free agent after failing to come to an agreement on a multiyear contract.
The Rams had a late Tuesday deadline to sign Atogwe, who is coming off shoulder surgery that sidelined him the final four games last season. St. Louis declined to sign Atogwe to a one-year tender for $6,976,000, the player's salary for last year plus 10 percent.
Atogwe did not participate in the team's offseason conditioning program and has not attended organized activities in May and June.
He was second on the team with 84 tackles and had two interceptions.
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