Report: Aaron Donald expects deal before camp starts

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After the Rams announced the five-year contract extension for Brandin Cooks on Tuesday, the obvious question became: What about Aaron Donald?

The Rams are running out of time with training camp slated to start July 26, but the defensive tackle reportedly feels good about where the sides stand in talks. Jason La Canfora of CBS reports that Donald has “told some close to him that he anticipates a new deal being done before camp opens.”

Donald skipped organized team activities and the mandatory minicamp as he seeks a deal that is expected to make him the highest-paid defensive player in the league. He likely continues his holdout until he sees a raise over the $6.89 million he is scheduled to make this season.

In 2017, Donald held out of the offseason program, training camp and the preseason before reporting to the team a day before the Rams’ season opener. He still won defensive player of the year honors.

Rams COO and VP Kevin Demoff said last month he hoped the sides agreed to a deal “sooner than training camp.” Demoff added, “But if it goes to training camp, our goal is to make sure it’s done and that he feels rewarded and that it’s a win-win deal for both sides.”

16 responses to “Report: Aaron Donald expects deal before camp starts

  1. Maybe, just maybe, the Rams FO is not as dumb as some of the “armchair GM’s” posters on here profess them to be.

  2. Smells like damage control. His would have been the easiest deal to do 2 years ago.

    Where is the deal?

    lmao

    They’re either cooking the books and will cheat the cap, or they need to trade some guys out right now to accommodate these bloated deals. The fact they even acquired Talib’s bloated deal at his age was a shocker, especially when they could have had him for less, knowing he only wanted to play for NE or LA.

    Les Snead is a complete moron. He fleeced the Skins in the RG3 deal and completely whiffed on the window.

    Now, he’s going to have the most top heavy roster, financially, in the entire league, with Goff due at 20 mil per, Gurley lookingt to surge past what ever Leveon BEll gets and immature Marcus Peters soon to be whining about a 14 mil per year deal after they puff him up this year.

    It was maybe a 3 year window for LA before the Cooks trade, then 2 years and then it’s going to go down to 1 with all of this.

    Snead doesn’t seem to get the tickle down effect of Talib, Suh and Cooks’s deals when in-house guys like Donald in particular or Joyner, are wondering where their deals are.

    You have to keep leverage as a GM or you go right into cap hell. Their drafts haven’t been that great lately either.

    They’re in serious trouble in a very finicky market. A lot of this is about creating hype for a crap sports market, but it will backfire at some point.

    This Aaaron Donald delay is what Newsome did with FLacco. He waited, and waited, and waited, and he had no leverage and Flacco set a bloated market, sending 75% of the league into a cap hell over it.

    Donald will do the same.

  3. schmitty2 says:
    July 17, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Maybe, just maybe, the Rams FO is not as dumb as some of the “armchair GM’s” posters on here profess them to be.

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    So you think Bradin Cooks should make more annually than Aaron Donald? DOnald is hands down the best DT in the NFL. Cooks is not even a top 10 WR.

    There is no way anyone with half a brain would try to sell that to someone. It makes no sense.

    Donald’s deal should have set the market for DTs TWO YEARS AGO but Kronke is so cheap, he was more concerned about being greedy and getting the team to LA.

    Not hard to figure out.

  4. Just watch them set back and screw this up. There’s a reason Cooks was traded Twice! Figure it out. Donald is the key and they can’t figure it out.

  5. Any of you turds, that blindly support the owners should follow this closely. Of course nothing will change your mind, because somehow your relate more to a billionaire scum who robs every penny he can from you, more than the players that make up this game, which you tune in to watch every week.

  6. I love the negative posts by people who clearly have no clue what their talking about…yet they don’t realize it.

    And no…I’m not pick6ing on anyone specific.

  7. Squirrel head “Silent Stan Kroenke” at his finest. See the rest of his pro franchises…..
    Close but no cigar, then tear them down killing the fan base.

  8. Kroenke best owner ever, brought he Rams back to LA and paying for his own stadium, yeah tix will be a lot but it will only hit the fans not taxpayers. Letting the GM bring in big time players, great coach, team is on the rise..only negative are those ridonculous uniform combinations.

  9. The Rams are not stupid—they paid market rate for a top receiver and will pay market rate for Donald. The fact that they do not have to pay top dollar for their QB yet allows them to sign top end players like Cooks and Donald.

  10. Kroenke bought the Rams back to LA? Or did the NFL arrange it? Kroenke is one of the worst owners in professional sports. Look no further then Arsenal, The Denver Nuggets, The Colorado Avalanche, and the St Louis Rams. Once proud franchises gutted by an owner and family who cares nothing about fans or a winning product. Stan married well and through Walmart has made money in real estate. 10,000 or so LA Ram fans that have jumped on the Kroenke band wagon should be careful what you wish for.

  11. tylawspick6 says:
    July 17, 2018 at 6:34 pm
    schmitty2 says:
    July 17, 2018 at 6:15 pm
    Maybe, just maybe, the Rams FO is not as dumb as some of the “armchair GM’s” posters on here profess them to be.
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    So you think Bradin Cooks should make more annually than Aaron Donald? DOnald is hands down the best DT in the NFL. Cooks is not even a top 10 WR.
    There is no way anyone with half a brain would try to sell that to someone. It makes no sense.
    Donald’s deal should have set the market for DTs TWO YEARS AGO but Kronke is so cheap, he was more concerned about being greedy and getting the team to LA.
    Not hard to figure out.

    I would write a longer rebuttal but your constant posts on this website which never make an ounce of sense gives me no reason to. A new deal for Donald would pay WAY more than what Cooks is getting, Get it?

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