Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has seemingly ended his holdout and reported to the team’s minicamp without a new deal.
Donald appeared at the Rams’ facility as the team began mandatory minicamp Tuesday, according to NFL Network’s Steve Wyche. The star defensive tackle saved himself some money by showing up to minicamp, however. Donald could’ve been fined up to $80,405 for missing all three days of minicamp.
Donald skipped the team’s voluntary workouts earlier in the offseason as he awaited a new contract. The 3-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle has two years remaining on his rookie contract after Los Angeles exercised his fifth-year option in April.
Donald quickly emerged as one of the premier players in the NFL during his young career. He’s recorded 28 career sacks in 44 starts and was rated as the best interior defender in the NFL last season by Pro Football Focus.
The Rams have had “serious” talks with Donald about a new deal, but an agreement has yet to come to fruition. Donald is definitely deserving of a raise, but the Rams clearly haven’t found a price that’s right. Donald is saving himself a few bucks by showing up, but both sides would surely prefer a solution be reached before training camp.