According to ProFootballTalk, the Rams received a roster exemption for DT Aaron Donald‘s return to the team.
ProFootballTalk reports that Rams DT Aaron Donald ended his holdout on Saturday by reporting to the team and passing a physical.
According to PFT, Donald will not play in Week 1 and it is possible that he will not be ready to play for another “a week or two.” The good news for Donald is that he will not lose any of his signing bonus and he will be paid for Week 1.
It was reported earlier this week that there has been “no recent progress” on Donald’s contract situation and that he was expected to miss Week 1.
Donald, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $10.136 million and set to make a base salary of $1,802,250 for the 2017 season when the Rams picked up his fifth-year team option for the 2018 season.
This will run the Rams around $6.892 million for the 2018 season, but is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.
In 2016, Donald appeared in all 16 games for the Rams and recorded 47 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and five pass defenses.