Aaron Donald not at OTAs as contract talks go on

News that Donald skipped the team's voluntary workouts suggest that he and the Rams aren't close to working out a deal.

Coach Sean McVay said Monday that "everything's good with Aaron" and that "we're confident that he's going to be a very important part of what we're doing moving forward". Those contracts could shape the framework of a potential new deal for Donald.

"It's a process", Snead said.

The Rams already picked up Donald's fifth-year option in April, which will pay him $6.8 million in 2018.

Donald has established himself into one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL.

The 2014 1st-round pick has recorded 28 sacks in his first three seasons.

In his three seasons playing with the Rams, Donald has yet to miss a game.

Congress asks: Are federal employees overpaid? That wasn't the case on Monday, the first day of the team's organized team activities.

Snead also confirmed the Rams will finish out their offseason program before deciding how aggressively they will pursue a long-term extension with cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who is scheduled to play under the franchise tag this year for the second consecutive season.

J.J. Watt - the only one among the five highest-paid defensive players to get an extension before his fourth season - got a six-year deal worth about $100 million with almost $52 million guaranteed with the Texans.

"We want to get through OTAs, make sure it's a fit on all sides, and then we'll not take a summer vacation and see if we can figure something out there", Snead said.

  • Julie Sanders