Atogwe needed to sign a contract or have the franchise tag slapped on him by St. Louis if the Rams were to keep him off the market by June 1st.
Atogwe is one of the better free safeties in the NFL, and the Redskins are in need of a replacement for LaRon Landry at FS as Landry is moving over to the strong safety position. I have been pulling for the 'Skins to make a play for Atogwe, and now it appears Atogwe could be available to them.
Note: Jason La Canfora reported on nfl.com that the Rams were trying to work out a deal before midnight. So far, I have heard of no news regarding a deal.