Aaron Donald won't attend start of Rams' voluntary exercises, reports say

Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald (Getty Pictures)

Aaron Donald is opting out for the start of the offseason.

In accordance with NFL Media, the Rams defensive deal with intends to skip the staff’s voluntary offseason conditioning program amid rising frustrations involving his contract.

Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Participant of the Yr, is getting into the remaining yr of his rookie contract however might be headed for a huge payday after Rams basic supervisor Les Snead referred to him as “somebody who’s on the verge of turning into the very best-paid defensive participant in soccer.”

Whereas the Rams had made it a precedence to finish an extended-time period extension with Donald this offseason, a deal has but to be reached. In the meantime, the workforce has made a quantity of notable roster strikes in buying Brandin Cooks, Marcus Peters, Ndamukong Suh and Aqib Talib.

Donald, who turns 27 subsequent month, is coming off a robust season during which he recorded eleven sacks. In his first 4 years with the Rams, he has been named to 4 Professional Bowls and earned three first-group All-Professional alternatives.