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Draft Scout Aaron Donald News
09/18/17 - DT Aaron Donald, a contract holdout through training camp and the team's season opener, made his 2017 debut Sunday. He played in most defensive series and finished with two tackles.
09/11/17 - DT Aaron Donald wasn't active in Sunday's win over the Colts after ending his holdout on Saturday. He's expected to play next week against Washington.
09/09/17 - Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald ended his holdout on Saturday by reporting to the team and passing a physical, the team announced. Donald has not received a new contract, although the sides are working to "reach a solution" on an extension, the team said. The 26-year-old is not expected to play in Sunday's season-opening game against the Indianapolis Colts. Rookie Tanzel Smart will take Donald's spot in the starting 3-4 scheme. Donald has been absent throughout training camp and the preseason. Had he failed to report before Sunday's game, Donald was in line to lose one game check from a contract that pays him a base salary of $1.8 million. The 6-foot-1, 280-pound Donald has been a Pro Bowl selection in each of his three NFL seasons, playing all 48 games. In 2016, he started all 16 games and recorded 47 tackles, eight sacks, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
09/07/17 - DT Aaron Donald is expected to miss the Los Angeles Rams' season opener against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday as he continues his prolonged holdout, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Thursday. Donald has been absent throughout training camp and the preseason, accumulating approximately $1.4 million in fines. If the 26-year-old All-Pro fails to report before Sunday's game, he will lose one game check from a contract that pays him a base salary of $1.8 million. The 6-foot-1, 280-pound Donald has been a Pro Bowl selection in each of his three NFL seasons, playing all 48 games. In 2016, he started all 16 games and recorded 47 tackles, eight sacks, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
09/06/17 - DT Aaron Donald remained absent from the Rams in a contract holdout. The All-Pro defender has essentially been holding out since offseason workouts as he and the club work out a new deal.
Donald still has two years remaining on his original rookie deal, and the Rams potentially control him for four years total when the franchise tag is factored in. Both dynamics further complicate a complicated situation as Donald hopes to maximize his value while the Rams, who are open to paying Donald as the highest-paid defensive player in the league, won't budge on all his demands considering he's still under contract. The Rams still haven't ruled Donald out for Sunday's opener, but it seems dubious he'll be on the field against the Colts.