The Rams and Aaron Donald would like to get an extension done before the start of the season, but that’s there’s no deadline in negotiations, according to head coach Sean McVay.
“I don’t think so,” McVay said when asked whether there’s a deadline (via Mike Florio of PFT), “but I think for us ideally you’d like to be able to see a guy get in here a couple weeks before the season starts but in terms of a stern deadline we don’t have that. We’ve been in this situation before. Everybody knows how important Aaron is to us and how much we want to be able to get this thing done. In the meantime we’re appreciative of the guys that are here that are working but to say that there’s a stern deadline I wouldn’t say that but I think there is an ideal time where you’d like to get him in here to get him in football shape and feel confident that he’ll be ready to go and be healthy enough to participate just based on the things we’ve gotten exposed to before that first game.”
There has been talk of a deal coming together soon, but McVay has cautioned that nothing is imminent.
Here’s more out of L.A.:
- The new four-year, $32.5MM extension for right tackle Rob Havenstein includes roughly $16MM guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. In addition to becoming the second-highest paid right tackle in the NFL, Havenstein also has a great deal of financial security thanks to the nearly 50% guarantee.
- On Monday, the Rams activated defensive tackle Dominique Easley off of the PUP list.
- Pass rusher Junior Galette visited the Rams on Monday, but he left without signing a deal and auditioned for the Seahawks on Tuesday morning.