Rams Donald ends holdout, but will not play Sunday against Colts

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Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aron Donald ends holdout and reports to team, but not expected to play on Sunday.

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has ended his holdout. According to ESPN and Adam Schefter, sources say he’s reported to the team, he’s taking his physical, but has also not received a new contract.

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According to Schefter, both sides will continue to work towards an agreement. As expected, Donald is not expected to play tomorrow.

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The defensive tackle had been at risk of losing his first of 17 game checks, which would have amounted to $106,014.00 each week. He will avoid that as the team and Donald continue to restructure his rookie agreement.

As for when fans will ultimately see him on the field remains to be seen. The Rams have converted to a new defensive scheme under Wade Phillips.

How quick he can transition and be game ready won’t be determined for awhile. But it is a significant development that gives new head coach Sean McVay his best player back in Los Angeles.

The Rams play the Indianapolis Colts in the opener on Sunday. They then host McVay’s old team the Washington Redskins next week, also in the Coliseum before heading to San Francisco for a Week 3 matchup against NFC West division rival 49ers.