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Aaron Donald reportedly ends holdout, rejoins Rams

Donald is hoping for a major contract extention. He hasn’t got it yet, but he should.

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Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has reported to practice with the team, according to Pro Football Talk. Donald, one of the best defenders in the NFL, was holding out for a new contract. He hasn’t yet signed a new deal, or agreed to one, but surprisingly made the decision to end his holdout, for now at least.

Donald passed a physical but will not play in the team’s opener on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. It’s worth noting that the San Francisco 49ers will play the Rams in Week 3, and there was always some thought that Donald might not play against them.

Strictly speaking, that’s still possible. A deal hasn’t been agreed upon, but Donald is seriously underpaid and he deserves a new contract. The Rams will need to pay him an awful lot of money sooner rather than later. There’s also the chance that Donald isn’t ready to go full speed yet, and the Rams will face the 49ers soon.

That’s probably enough time for Donald to get into playing shape, but he could still be less than 100 percent when the Rams face the 49ers. Either way, we’ll see what happens. The Rams will play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.