Rams’ Aaron Donald Looks Absolutely Jacked In Offseason Workout Pictures
LA Rams defensive tackle and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald did not report for the Rams’ voluntary OTAs this week because he’s holding out for a bigger contract. Donald is entering the fifth year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to earn $6.89 million, but he’s looking to become one of the highest paid players in league.
CBS NFL analyst Jason LaConfora expects Donald to get paid by the team before the start of NFL season.
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As for Donald, if anything he should have forced the Rams’ hand more a year ago. Curtailing his holdout just before the season began was a risky maneuver at best and didn’t really accomplish much. Had he sat out into October I can’t help but wonder if he would already have his mega deal. But you would have to be nuts to think there is any chance he reports to training camp — much less shows up for fake practices in the spring — still absent landing the biggest contract in NFL history for a defensive player. He’s going to get paid like an elite quarterback and it would be malpractice on his and his agent’s part to provide any services that could cause an injury at this point.
That deal just simply has to get done before Week 1, it will get done before Week 1 and to imply that Donald’s absence from spring work is any kind of a story whatsoever is ridiculous. This is how the dance is done. He knows it. The Rams get it. Nothing to see here.
While Donald isn’t currently at camp he is showing off his offseason physique on Instagram and dude is looking like the Incredible Hulk