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Les Snead: “Nothing new” on Aaron Donald contract

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Defensive tackle Aaron Donald reported to Rams minicamp this week after spending the rest of the offseason working on his own and waiting for talks about contract extension to progress to a point where he could sign a long-term deal with the team.

General Manager Les Snead indicated things were progressing toward that point in May, but the last month has not brought things any closer to being finalized. Snead said Thursday that a new deal for Donald is a “priority,” but that there’s “nothing new” to report about when it might get done.

COO Kevin Demoff also said it’s a priority to get a deal done and added that the team is committed to doing what it takes to strike a deal.

“He couldn’t be a better person, human being, leader … There’s a lot of time to get this done, but there’s an urgency on our part because you want to reward players like Aaron,” Demoff said, via ESPN.com. “Aaron deserves to be paid among the elite players in our game. That’s never been a sticking point for anybody in our organization.”

Donald is under team control through the 2018 season, so Demoff is right about having time to get a deal done. Getting one would do more than reward Donald as well. It would also give the Rams more of an idea how to work out new deals for linebacker Alec Ogletree and other impending free agents that they’d like to keep for the long term in Los Angeles.

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5 Responses to “Les Snead: “Nothing new” on Aaron Donald contract”
  1. tb12soundslikeavd says: Jun 16, 2017 10:50 AM

    Donald’s waiting to see what Mack gets first. Or at least his agent is.

  2. schmitty2 says: Jun 16, 2017 11:18 AM

    Technically yes there is time to get a deal done but the team needs to act in good faith and pay him what he’s worth which should arguably be the biggest non-QB contract in the league.

  3. jackedupboonie says: Jun 16, 2017 11:38 AM

    You might want to trade him and pay 4-5 guys to be borderline pro bowlers for you instead of 20 million for 1. Yes, he’s a great D-lineman….but you can be a great team if you spend wisely.

  4. Frazier28/7 says: Jun 16, 2017 1:24 PM

    I wish the Chargers and Rams nothing but the worst

  5. packfaninpackland says: Jun 16, 2017 2:00 PM

    Have another good year this year and he will get ‘paid’ !

    BIG TIME !

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