DT Aaron Donald Ends Holdout, Reports To Rams

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Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is now with his team.

Though the team and Donald's representation have not yet come to terms on a contract extension, both sides will continue to work to reach a solution.

Donald has not received a new contract, but the two sides will keep working toward one, the source told Schefter.

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Had Donald's holdout continued into the regular season, his absence would have cost him something like $106,000 a week, a not-insignificant amount of money for a guy whose base salary is $1.8 million.

Donald will not be fined for the missed time during training camp and the preseason by reporting to the team's practice facility to conduct his physical.

The Rams play the Indianapolis Colts in the opener on Sunday.

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Donald, who is in the fourth year of his rookie contract, is set to earn around $1.8 million this season. Donald has 163 tackles and 28 sacks through his first three NFL seasons, which is why he's considered among the best interior linemen in the league.

But as the preseason wore on, Donald gave no public indication that he would report. The exemption would allow Donald to be paid while not forcing the Rams to cut someone else to get down to 53 players.

The Rams host Washington next weekend, and McVay has said Donald will play whenever he is able to contribute, even if it isn't on every snap.

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