Aaron Donald could be nearing his new deal.
While speaking to reporters Wednesday ahead of the team’s preseason opener against the Ravens, Rams general manager Les Snead provided an update on the defensive tackle’s contract holdout, saying the two sides have established more common ground in recent weeks.
“We’re in the same zip code, area code, ballpark,” Snead said, via ESPN.
When asked for clarification on the meaning of “zip code” in the discussions, Snead replied, “I think we all know what that means. Zip code usually means you’re close, but you still haven’t agreed.”
Donald has been a no-show for training camp for the second straight year as he continues to negotiate a long-term extension. His holdout continued into Week 1 last year and there’s been speculation it could last even longer this season, as he is reportedly “determined not to play” until he gets the deal he wants.
Donald, 27, racked up 11 sacks, five forced fumbles and a league-leading 91 pressures en route to Defensive Player of the Year honors last season.
The Rams are scheduled to face the Ravens at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday.