Aaron Donald has ended his holdout and cleared physical with LA

Emilio Banks
September 11, 2017

The Los Angeles Rams had been without Aaron Donald for just about the entire offseason, but his lengthy holdout ended on Saturday.

Donald will also be paid for Week 1; he would have forfeited his first game check had he not returned before Sunday's kickoff.

The late arrival means that Donald will not be on the field when the Rams begin the season Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Donald has been absent throughout training camp and the preseason.

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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.

"He is not ruled out, but right now he's not here", Rams coach Sean McVay told TheRams.com. Under his rookie deal, Donald will make $1.8 million this year and $6.9 million next year.

Los Angeles will be hosting the Indianapolis Colts and will look to start the 2017 regular season on the right foot. He was the 13th overall pick in the 2014 #NFL Draft and is one of the best defensive players in the league. Donald would have lost $106,014 every game he sat out, but it appears he has avoided that outcome.

Andrew Luck's injury situation leaves a lot of questions for the Colts under center, and it'll be interesting to see who they want to utilize throughout the game if things don't get going fast enough early on against a young Rams team.

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