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Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald to skip OTAs

By The Sports Xchange
Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald to skip OTAs
Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (L) tackles Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (R) for a loss during their NFC Wild Card Playoff Game on January 6, 2018 at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

Reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald will not attend the Los Angeles Rams' organized team activities, according to a published report on Monday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the defensive tackle is seeking a new contract with the Rams and elected to skip the OTAs, which are voluntary.

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Donald, who has been looking for a new contract for the past two years, is set to make $6.89 million in the fifth-year option of his rookie contract.

He was also absent for the start of the Rams' offseason program in April.

The Rams are scheduled to hold their mandatory minicamp on June 12-14.

Donald was the first Rams player to earn AP Defensive Player of the Year honors after he amassed 52 tackles, a team-high 11 sacks, a team-best five forced fumbles, 27 quarterback hits, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed in 14 games last season.

The former University of Pittsburgh standout also was named first-team All-Pro for the third straight year and to the Pro Bowl for the fourth year in a row.

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Donald figures to be part of an even more imposing unit after Los Angeles added another Pro Bowl defensive tackle in Ndamukong Suh during free agency.

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