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Although Donald’s menacing presence looms large in his teammates’ minds, he sometimes seems a distant figure to the Rams, who have completed their entire offseason program and all but the final few practices of training camp without their All-Pro defensive tackle. His teammates check Twitter and ask each other for news about the negotiations Womens Henrik Zetterberg Jersey , but significant updates have been scarce.
Donald is holding out while seeking a contract that would make him one of the NFL’s highest-paid players regardless of position. The Rams and Donald’s representation have made almost no public pronouncements about the state of their negotiations, and coach Sean McVay dutifully provides daily updates about the talks despite having no new information almost every day.
Something appeared to move last week when general manager Les Snead said the sides were “in the same ZIP Code, area, ballpark,” and McVay expressed optimism about increased momentum.
But until a significant move happens, the Rams will wait: Ndamukong Suh will continue to practice without his new teammate alongside him, while Gurley and Jared Goff will continue to practice without the threat of Donald looming just across the line.
“We’ve talked about that for two offseasons now,” Goff said. “It’s not nice not having him here, (but) it’s nice being able to get off some good plays and not have to worry about him ruining the play Womens Marian Hossa Jersey , I think is a better way to put it. Yeah, we miss him and hope he comes back soon.”
The Rams have designs on Super Bowl contention after their breakthrough year under McVay, and they downplay the notion that Donald’s continued absence will hurt their plans in any significant way. Donald didn’t rejoin the Rams last season until the day before their opener, and he still had no problem fitting into new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ scheme once he returned to the field in Week 2.
With a full year of Phillips’ coaching behind him, Donald should know what to do from the moment he arrives. McVay also said the Rams aren’t worried about Donald being in top physical shape, since they know he is working out aggressively at home in Pittsburgh.
Yet the Rams obviously would prefer to build their defense around several weeks of work and film study with Donald. McVay acknowledged he speaks to Donald regularly, but the coach largely exchanges pleasantries and inquires about Donald’s family instead of asking about contract talks.
When Donald reports, McVay laughs at the notion it would disrupt anything about the defending NFC West champions’ preparations.
“That would be a disruption that would be more than welcomed right now,” said McVay Nazem Kadri Jersey , who had been disappointed with his club’s focus in practice earlier in the week.
The Rams have already showed their willingness to ink long-term contracts during this offseason when they signed Gurley and receiver Brandin Cooks to lengthy, lucrative deals.
Donald missed a reporting deadline last week that consigns him to restricted free agent status in the upcoming offseason, but neither side appears to be worried about it. The Rams have always said they would prefer a long-term deal with Donald, but they also have the option of using their franchise tag on him in 2019.
Until Donald and the Rams figure out a way forward, Gurley will continue to burst through the line at practice without worrying about Donald 鈥?and McVay will continue to answer questions about the negotiations in each of his daily media briefings.
“I don’t really know anything else,” the second-year coach said with a laugh.
The Kansas City Royals have placed reliever Justin Grimm on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury, filling the right-hander’s spot in the bullpen by recalling Jason Adam from Triple-A Omaha.The move, made retroactive to June 24, was announced before the Royals’ road game Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Royals say Grimm has right shoulder impingement syndrome.
Grimm’s most recent outing came Saturday Riley Nash Jersey , when he allowed a game-winning single to Carlos Correa with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th of a 4-3 loss to Houston.
Manager Ned Yost says he first heard about Grimm’s injury earlier this week. Grimm (1-3), who is making his second trip this year to the DL, would be eligible to return on July 4 against Cleveland.
Grimm has a 13.50 ERA this season, but a 3.18 ERA in six games since he returned from his first stint on the DL on June 12 for lower back stiffness.
Adam (0-1) is returning for another stint in the majors, with a 4.70 ERA in 14 games earlier this season with Kansas City.