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The Armani Archetype: Payne in, Atogwe out?

The Rams aquire Kevin Payne, rumors say Atogwe is out.
Christina Armani

On the 27th the St Louis Rams traded an undisclosed 2011 pick for the Bears safety Kevin Payne. Payne is 26 years old, 6 foot even, and 211 pounds. Our current safety Atogwe Oshiomogho has get to sign his one year contract and if he doesn't sign the contract before June 1st he will become a free agent.

As for Payne, he was a liability to the Bears last year which is why they let him go. Payne is a big hitter and a big guy and with the Rams being one of the worst teams on both offense and defense, it's time for us to get a bit tougher. There are also rumors that we'll acquire running back Brian Westbrook who was released by the Eagles. He will be a welcome addition to the team and Steven Jackson does need a break. Most Rams fans are happy about Payne and believe that Lovie Smith coached him well. The Rams don't have many veterans on the team other than A.J. Feeley and Steven Jackson and the Rams can sure use some experienced players.

In a conference yesterday Payne told the press that he is comfortable playing as either a strong or free safety. Although it's unsure what his role will be with the Rams, what is sure is that he'll add some depth to the team and make us a lot better. Of coarse, if the Rams don't add Payne to the roster the Rams will get their 2011 pick back and Payne will go to another team. Chances of that happening are unlikely but we'll know by June when Atogwe's deadline comes up.


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