Donald has been a popular topic in regards to the Rams the past few months, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise. However, there hasn’t been much buzz about new deals for Ogletree or Joyner until now.
Donald was recently noncommittal about reporting to training camp without a new contract in place, saying: “I’m just working, just grinding and we’ll see what happens.”
Donald added that he plans to leave contract negotiations up to his agent.
“I’m just letting my agents handle that,” Donald said. “All I can do is keep working to keep myself in top shape.”
The Rams have made it clear that signing Donald to a massive contract is a priority for them.
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 them 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.
Ogletree, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $7.03 million contract but had his fifth-year option picked up last year, which means he’ll make a base salary of $8.369 million for the 2017 season before testing the open market next March.
In 2016, Ogletree appeared in all 16 games for the Rams and recorded 137 tackles, no sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumbles, a recovery and 11 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 57 linebacker out of 88 qualifying players.
Joyner, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Rams back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $5.030 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,105,933 before becoming an unrestricted free agent next year.
In 2016, Joyner appeared in 14 games and recorded 66 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 30 cornerback out of 109 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding new contracts for these players as the news is available.