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    Breaking Down Atogwe's Redskins Contract

    Breaking down Atogwe's Redskins contract

    BY JIM THOMAS
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    There are no smoke and mirrors to the five-year contract signed by former St. Louis Rams safety Oshiomogho Atogwe with the Washington Redskins. It's a pretty straightforward contract, and is backloaded only slightly.

    Atogwe gets base salaries of $900,000 in 2011, $3.4 million in 2012 and 2013, $3.6 million in 2014, and $3.7 million in 2015. That adds up to $15 million in base salary.

    Atogwe also is in line to receive $11 million in roster bonuses and offseason workout bonuses over the life of the contract, raising its overall value to $26 million according to figures filed with the NFL Players Association.

    Atogwe gets most of that roster bonus money -- $7 million -- this season. Throw in the $900,000 base salary and a $100, 000 offseason workout bonus and Atogwe will make $8 million this season -- which is exactly the amount of the roster bonus the Rams were unwilling to pay in February, leading to Atogwe's release.

    The contract also calls for Atogwe to receive an additional $1.45 million in Years 2-5 if terms of an escalator clause are met.


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    Re: Breaking Down Atogwe's Redskins Contract

    So, in the end, Atogwe gets his $8M. As much as I hate to see a quality home-grown player leave, that is simply too much money to pay a safety not named Polamalu or Reed.

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    Re: Breaking Down Atogwe's Redskins Contract

    Guess he was in it for the money...

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    Re: Breaking Down Atogwe's Redskins Contract

    This is a very sad day. I only hope we replace him with a good rookie

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    Re: Breaking Down Atogwe's Redskins Contract

    Quote Originally Posted by lordwhttgr View Post
    This is a very sad day. I only hope we replace him with a good rookie
    It's not sad at all. He is overpaid and was overrated. Sure he was good, but we shouldn't have trouble replacing him. All people did was look at his stats, and sure 7 INT'S and 5 FF's looks good, but lets not forget the horrible angles he took while tackling and occasionally getting burned in coverage.

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    Re: Breaking Down Atogwe's Redskins Contract

    Agreed, but his coverage was excellent but sometimes he was more worried about getting the ball than anything else.

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    Re: Breaking Down Atogwe's Redskins Contract

    Well the money is good...but are the Redskins getting anything for their money? Considering that there is the Eagles...are they expecting JA to cover and keep alive to close on Vick...rather doubt it

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