Yet another franchise tag was handed down Wednesday night.
After contract talks failed to produce a deal, the St. Louis Rams designated safety Oshiomogho Atogwe as their franchise player. The safety franchise number for Atogwe is $6.342 million.
It makes sense for St. Louis and its new head coach, Steve Spagnuolo, because Atogwe would have been the top free-agent safety, and the draft is considered thin at that position.
The Rams had hoped to strike a long-term deal with Atogwe, but when they couldn’t, the franchise tag became a viable option. The two sides can continue working to a long-term deal, but Atogwe is going nowhere now.