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Aaron Donald may not play in game until October

10 September, 2017, 09:25 | Author: Carla Brady
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Due to his absence, Donald will not suit up in their Week 1 showdown against the Indianapolis Colts.

Donald did pass his physical, which PFT reported, but Donald is still at least one week, if not more from being in game shape.

Aaron Donald's holdout is over. The Rams will add Donald to the active roster seeking a roster exemption.

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.




The Rams star defensive lineman still has two years remaining on his rookie contract with the team picking up his fifth-year option this offseason, but Los Angeles' general manager Les Snead has repeatedly stated this offseason that their goal is to make Donald a Ram for a long time.

Donald is widely regarded as one of the top defensive players in the league through his first three campaigns as he leads all defensive tackles with 28.0 sacks and 57.0 tackles for loss over that span. Coach Sean McVay said Friday that Donald "won't be a part of this [week's] game".

The same situation arose previous year when then-San Diego Chargers rookie defensive end, Joey Bose, was a long hold out and missed action when the regular season got underway. The outcome of his holdout - returning to the facility without a big deal - is likely not what Donald and his team envisioned when they took their stance.

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