Aaron Donald, Joe Noteboom chip in to help rally Rams roster for SB run

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Los Angeles Rams, Aaron Donald
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Aaron Donald steps up for his team

Still, the team needs more space. For that, the Rams tapped All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald. And with his restructuring, the Rams save another $9.2 million in cap space:

Recently, there have been a rash of unfounded silly talk on social media. Someone posted a video clip of Aaron Donald dancing and swore that meant that he was demanding to be traded. Others interpreted the dance as evidence that Aaron Donald planned to retire, and join his former DL Coach and friend Eric Henderson on the USC coaching staff.

Still others interpreted it as a no show for the 2024 NFL season. Whether that meant retirement or just holding out for a new contract, opinions were mixed. I didn't give any of those speculations much time, simply because Aaron Donald had far too much fun in 2023 to miss out playing this year. But most importantly, he said that he would be back. And you can take him at his word.

The LA Rams must start to consider the next chapter in the tale of success with HC Sean McVay at the helm. Like it or not, the Rams roster still considers QB Matthew Stafford, WR Cooper Kupp, and DL Aaron Donald as the team's weight-bearing walls. I believe that the team has found a successor for Kupp in Puka Nacua. And the team certainly has a candidate for Donald's understudy in Kobie Turner. But the team needs an heir to Stafford as well.

But that may have to wait. After all, we have money matters to explore right now.

UPDATE: Rams legen Aaron Donald announces his retirement