Rams head coach Sean McVay said he expected Donald’s absence and assured it wasn’t injury-related.
Donald’s holdout is believed to be related to a contract dispute, according to Wyche. It should be noted that OTAs are voluntary.
Rams general manager Les Snead said he’s working on a long-term deal for Donald.
“We’re definitely at the serious stage of negotiating,” Snead said via Myles Simmons of the team’s official website.
Donald holds a $3.2-million salary-cap figure for the upcoming season, with $1.8 million in base salary. The three-time Pro Bowler is slated to become an unrestricted free agent after the conclusion of the 2018 season.
Donald is arguably the NFL’s best defensive tackle, earning first-team All-Pro honors in consecutive seasons. The 25-year-old recorded 47 tackles, eight sacks, and two forced fumbles while playing in all 16 games last season.
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