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Seahawks interested in safety O.J. Atogwe

ESPN's Adam Shefter is reporting that St. Louis Rams unrestricted free agent O.J. Atogwe is scheduled to visit Seattle next week.

Atogwe was a restricted free agent heading into the offseason, but the Rams declined to give him a tender offer of nearly $7 million before a June 1 deadline.

UPDATE: From what I understand the team has shown interest in Atogwe but he is not scheduled for an official visit.

St. Louis remains the favorite to retain Atogwe, but Seattle could make a run at him and they certainly know his ability, facing him twice a year in the NFC West. Currently, Seattle has rookie Earl Thomas and veterans Lawyer Milloy and Jordan Babineaux battling for two starting spots at the safety positions.

Do you believe Atogwe is an upgrade here?

Also, Lendale White finally commented on Seattle releasing him, talking to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. White blames himself for his release from the Seahawks. But White says he still doesn't understand what happened in Seattle.

“No one told me why I was really released, so I don’t really know and I don’t like to comment on what-ifs or why,’’ said White.

“Obviously it didn’t work out for a reason. But … I love football and I am going to work hard. I did work hard. I look myself in the mirror and there are things I obviously need to change and I am working on that. But I had no clue it was coming. It’s crazy, really.’’

White was in Nashville working at a football camp with former teammate running back Chris Johnson.

White also did not have much to say when asked about his former coach Pete Carroll.

White was wearing a USC shirt on Wednesday but didn’t want to discuss his relationship with Carroll. White used to speak glowingly about his college coach.

“Pete Carroll? The same Pete Carroll who ran out on ’SC?’’ White said. “I have no comment on Pete. I better wait ’til I’m on a team one day before I say anything.’’

The Seahawks also announced this afternoon that they have claimed cornerback Cord Parks off waivers (St. Louis).

Parks signed with the Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent last season and spent the first 15 weeks on the practice squad. No word yet on who Seattle released to clear a spot for Parks.

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