Aaron Donald has ended his holdout and cleared physical with LA

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Aaron Donald appears to have ended his holdout with the Los Angeles Rams.

It didn’t seem like it was going to happen anytime soon, but things might actually be getting better between Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams. The defensive star is one of the best players in the NFL but a contract dispute with his team.

There’s no reason that Donald shouldn’t be paid well, and the Rams hope to resolve that issue rather quickly with the Rams.

A report from ESPN provided more details on the situation:

"Donald will be on the active roster Sunday, and the Rams are seeking a roster exemption. The exemption would allow Donald to be paid while not forcing the Rams to cut someone else to get down to 53 players.Tanzel Smart, a rookie sixth-round pick, is expected to take Donald’s spot as the starting 3-technique lineman, lining up between the left guard and left tackle in base 3-4 sets."

Los Angeles will be hosting the Indianapolis Colts and will look to start the 2017 regular season on the right foot. All of the expectations for the Rams offense has been overshadowed by the absence of Aaron Donald, but the sooner the problem is resolved the better things will be for both sides.

If the Rams can make some noise at home versus the Colts, even without Andrew Luck playing on the opposite side, they could be in great shape by the time Donald is able to suit up in the near future.

It’s yet to be seen how much money Donald will get via the holdout, but the fact that he’s reported to the team is an indication that the Rams and Donald’s camp are having talks head into the right direction.

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Los Angeles will host Indianapolis at 1:05pm PT to start the 2017 regular season.