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Aaron Donald noncommittal on reporting to training camp

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Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald wants a new contract, and he won’t say whether he’ll show up to training camp if he doesn’t get what he wants.

“I’m just working, just grinding and we’ll see what happens,” Donald said on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Donald wouldn’t say whether there are any reasons for optimism that a deal will get done.

“I’m just letting my agents handle that,” Donald said. “All I can do is keep working to keep myself in top shape.”

Donald did report to mandatory minicamp despite the absence of a new contract, so it would seem likely that he’d report to training camp as well. But he’s not going to promise that without a new deal in hand.

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19 Responses to “Aaron Donald noncommittal on reporting to training camp”
  1. TheDPR says: Jun 29, 2017 4:09 PM

    If I had to wear that uniform I wouldn’t want to report to camp, either. UGLY.

  2. MichaelEdits says: Jun 29, 2017 4:10 PM

    Nice threads.

  3. arwiv says: Jun 29, 2017 4:19 PM

    If Odell intimated this sort of thing he’d be on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list.

  4. weepingjebus says: Jun 29, 2017 4:24 PM

    That uniform makes me hope the league brings back the Frankfort Yellow Jackets.

  5. beavertonsteve says: Jun 29, 2017 4:28 PM

    The Rams have Donald under contract with the franchise tag for around $25 million total over the next 3 years. The fact that they are voluntarily negotiating to pay nearly twice that much over that period should be enough to get your butt to camp.

  6. raiderinva says: Jun 29, 2017 4:28 PM

    That picture does nothing but embody everything that is wrong with the whole color rush garbage.

    If my employer forced me to wear that in public I would hold out for more money too.

  7. jackedupboonie says: Jun 29, 2017 4:57 PM

    Trade him for 2 firsts and a good player. No player other than QB should be 20-25% of your cap

  8. jackedupboonie says: Jun 29, 2017 4:59 PM

    Oops, I meant 15-18%.

  9. icebowler says: Jun 29, 2017 5:31 PM

    If his “leverage” in contract negotiations is as good as it is in his play on the field, the Rams are gonna have to pay.

  10. motleytrap says: Jun 29, 2017 5:38 PM

    What Ram QB should be taking up 20% of their cap?

    Donald’s the best player on their roster. Why shouldn’t he be the highest paid as well?

  11. exinsidetrader says: Jun 29, 2017 5:41 PM

    “I said no!”

  12. eramming says: Jun 29, 2017 5:55 PM

    He wants to play for the cardinals

  13. folkcrusader says: Jun 29, 2017 7:06 PM

    He’s probably the best defensive player in the league, pay the man.

  14. ponarona says: Jun 29, 2017 8:56 PM

    Not a peep out of Khalil Mack.

  15. wordsmith513 says: Jun 29, 2017 8:57 PM

    If I were playing for a losing team, I would want more money too.

  16. hawkstradamus says: Jun 29, 2017 9:45 PM

    He plays to the lwrvel of Clounceys hype.

  17. bondlake says: Jun 30, 2017 8:39 AM

    Quit football, Aaron.

    Why don’t you get a job in your college major field of study?

    See how you like the pay there.

  18. zanshin825 says: Jun 30, 2017 8:54 AM

    “bondlake says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:39 AM
    Quit football, Aaron.

    Why don’t you get a job in your college major field of study?

    See how you like the pay there.”

    Uh, because he doesn’t have to and even as a snarky comment that makes no sense whatsoever? The other counter argument would also be that he already has a job in is college major field of study.

    Something is “worth” exactly what someone is willing to pay. Not just in football, but everywhere. On top of that, he hasn’t missed a thing yet. This time of year is all posturing and talk. Nonsense, basically.

  19. bchap17 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:54 AM

    beavertonsteve says:
    Jun 29, 2017 4:28 PM
    The Rams have Donald under contract with the franchise tag for around $25 million total over the next 3 years. The fact that they are voluntarily negotiating to pay nearly twice that much over that period should be enough to get your butt to camp.
    _________________

    And if he tears an ACL or blows his achilles during camp…?

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