Report: Aaron Donald Not Expected to Be at Rams’ Mandatory Minicamp on Tuesday

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald will continue his holdout into the mandatory minicamp set to begin Tuesday, according to Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.

The Pro Bowler also missed the team’s organized team activities as he attempts to land a new contract.best deals on nfl jerseys

Donald is heading into the final year of his contract after the team picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal.

The defensive tackle also held out last season, missing all of training camp before returning just before Week 1 of the regular season. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Rams waived the $1.5 million in fines he accrued during that span.womens nike nfl jerseys

General manager Les Snead has hinted the 27-year-old will get a big contract, saying in April he is on the “verge of being the highest-paid defensive player in football,” via Chris Wesseling of NFL.com. However, it appears the two sides haven’t been able to come to a deal.

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Despite missing two games last season, he totaled 11 sacks and was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. He has been selected first-team All-Pro in each of the last three years.

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It appears there could be a similar situation this year, with Steve Wyche of NFL Network reporting Monday that negotiations were “in flux” between the Rams and Donald:

Miami Dolphins

It was a tad surprising the Miami Dolphins handed receiver Albert Wilson a three-year, $24 million contract considering Wilson has failed to catch 45 passes or hit the 600-yard mark in each of his first four NFL seasons. But Miami may have seen something, and Wilson showed it in OTAs.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald noted the 25-year-old is “perhaps outplaying all of the others in OTA practices so far this spring.”

Meanwhile, the Herald’s Barry Jackson reported “the Dolphins have been so impressed with new receiver Albert Wilson that they have decided he can be lined up not only in the slot, but also on the boundary and in the backfield.”new nike nfl jerseys for sale cheap

Said receivers coach Ben Johnson, per Jackson:

“When we looked at Albert on film, we were intrigued, obviously with the speed. We were intrigued with the run-after-catch ability. I think all of that has been there. It’s been impressive to me to see him come in, pick up this system and learn these fundamentals that he wasn’t really doing the same thing in Kansas City. He’s really done a nice job the past two weeks. It’s really triggered us to say he’s not limited in the slot, cheap wholesale nike nfl jerseys he’s not limited outside. He can line up in the backfield. He can do so many different things for us. His versatility is really, really showing up.”cheap nfl nike jerseys free shipping

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Said Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, per Kyle Ratke of Vikings Wire:

“I thought he looked good. He’s a very anticipatory thrower. He throws guys open. He’s very, very accurate. I think he’s doing a good job of taking control of the offense. Like everybody he’s learning a new system, learning new people. I thought he did good today and I thought he’s done good the whole time he’s been out here.”

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“The ball comes out of [Cousins’] hand differently. Every quarterback has their strengths and weaknesses, and I’m not here to evaluate that, but all I can say is, the ball comes out of his hand differently.

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Los Angeles Chargers: Injury Bug Bites Again

If there’s been a team in the NFL more snakebitten by injuries in recent years than the Los Angeles Chargers, then the Bolts are a close second. The team seemingly can’t even get to Week 1 without losing several starters to significant injuries.

Head coach Anthony Lynn might want to consider an exorcism, because it’s already happening again in 2018.

First, as the Los Angeles Times’ Mike DiGiovanna reported, tight end Hunter Henry suffered a torn ACL that likely ended his 2018 season. Quarterback Philip Rivers did his best to downplay the loss of the team’s best player at the position.cheap nfl jerseys from usa

“We’ve got a deep group of receivers—does that mean there’s more times when we’re in a three-receiver set or even four receivers? I don’t know,” Rivers said. “I’m not giving away any secrets, but those are all thoughts that you have.”authentic nfl cheap jerseys

The problem is that receivers group isn’t so deep right now. Per ESPN.com’s Eric Williams, wideout Mike Williams has been sidelined as well at OTAs with a hamstring injury.

Usually, a pulled hammy wouldn’t be big cause for concern. But Williams missed most off his first offseason and six games of his rookie year in 2017 after hurting his knee in camp. He finished the year with all of 11 catches for 95 yards.authentic nfl jersey wholesale

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Last year, the Rams had all sorts of troubles moving the football offensively. They managed a measly 29.9 points per game, which is 32nd in the NFL if you count backward.

Kidding aside, the Rams offense was a buzzsaw last year, peeling off chunk plays with ease. And if OTAs were any indication, that offense may be better in 2018.

As Myles Simmons reported for the Rams website, wide receiver Cooper Kupp indicated that with a year of running Sean McVay’s offense under their belts, the team’s expectations are sky-high on that side of the ball this season.

“I think having come back, having run this offense before, and a lot of the same guys are around, a lot of guys that were here this offseason being able to just be together on our own and go through this stuff,” Kupp said.difference in nike nfl jerseys

“Our expectations are high and so it’s great to be able to look good out here right now but, when we go back in the meeting room and we’re watching film there is a lot of stuff to correct, a lot of stuff that isn’t up to our standards. So, just continuing to correct that throughout the OTAs is going to be huge for us.”where to buy nfl jerseys in store

Jared Goff is coming off a breakout season. So is reigning NFL OPOY Todd Gurley. And the Rams added a new No. 1 receiver in Brandin Cooks to pair with Kupp and Robert Woods.

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Miami Dophins: Can Ryan Tannehill Do Enough to Renew Their Faith?

At one point, there was no question that the Miami Dolphins considered Ryan Tannehill their franchise quarterback.

Miami gave the 2012 first-round pick a four-year, $77 million extension back in 2015, and it brought in an offensive-minded head coach in Adam Gase a year later. However, Tannehill’s inconsistent play and injury history led the Dolphins to consider selecting his replacement in this year’s draft.nfl nike jerseys for cheap

“At the end of the day, if one of those guys was there, we would have talked about it, but we just didn’t think anybody would be there,” general manager Chris Grier said, per Chris Perkins of the Sun-Sentinel.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Dolphins did consider trading up for a quarterback, but they also told Tannehill that they were sold on him as the starter for 2018.

Tannehill missed all of 2017 with an ACL injury that dated back to December 2016. He’s going to have a long road back after the injury and after a full year away from the game.

Heading into the season, the Dolphins have to wonder whether Tannehill can perform well enough to renew their faith in him. If he doesn’t, there’s a strong chance he and Gase will both be gone after the season.

While the Vikings got a lot out of Case Keenum last season, they believed they could do better at quarterback. As a result, they inked Kirk Cousins to a three-year, $84 million deal that was fully guaranteed.

It’s now up to Cousins to prove he’s worth that kind of money, as the Vikings likely could have re-signed Keenum for around half of it.

Cousins has a bevy of weapons at his disposal, including Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Kyle Rudolph and Dalvin Cook. It’s more than what Cousins had in Washington last year, and he racked up 4,093 yards and 27 touchdowns with that group.nfl cheap jerseys nike

Integrating Cousins into the Minnesota offense won’t be a cakewalk, though. Not only is he a new member of the team, but the Vikings will be working with a new offensive coordinator in John DeFilippo.

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant

Colbert insisted last month the Steelers aren’t interested in dealing wide receiver Martavis Bryant and that they have told interested teams he’s not available, according to Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com.

Still, a Bryant trade would make a lot of sense.authentic nfl jerseys cheap

The high-potential 26-year-old has had a roller-coaster career. He missed the 2016 season because of a suspension, he publicly stated a desire to be traded early last season and his role decreased as rookie receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster became a big-play threat opposite Antonio Brown in 2017.nfl jerseys for cheap 7985ad5fd554169facacb2a33bdacc9e_crop_exact

Bryant still managed to put up solid numbers in 2017, catching a career-high 59.5 percent of the passes thrown cheap nfl jerseys  his way for 603 yards despite playing a mere 61.7 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. So while the Steelers probably won’t budge, expect a lot of teams to inquire this month.

A trade involving New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski remains far-fetched, but the New England Patriots are all business, so you never know.

Gronk will be 29 in May and has dealt with several significant injuries during his first eight years in the NFL. He’s yet to confirm he’ll play in 2018 after refusing to do so after Super Bowl LII, and it’s even possible he’s embroiled in the reported feud between Patriots staffers and quarterback Tom Brady’s personal trainer.

The Pats don’t have a lot of tolerance for nonconformists, nfl jersey cheap and they try to get aging and/or injury-prone players off the books before they begin to decline. The right offer might tempt them to move Gronkowski.

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram

The New Orleans Saints will have to spend a lot of money in order to authentic nfl jerseys cheap bring back quarterback Drew Brees, and safety Kenny Vaccaro and defensive end Alex Okafor are also impending unrestricted free agents.

Add in the emergence of running back Alvin Kamara (22 years old), and it’s easy to justify dealing away veteran back Mark Ingram. With Ingram coming off a career year and entering the final season of his current contract, the timing would be perfect for the 28-year-old. 013cb8f652725195150a7b68f44381a2_crop_exact

So, who’s interested in the only back in the NFC to average more than 4.7 yards per carry (4.9) nfl jerseys for cheap on 200-plus attempts in 2017?

Teams that could be in the mix: Lions, Colts, Giants, Raiders, Broncos, 49ers

Might the New York Giants consider dealing wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. prior to a contract year?

New general manager Dave Gettleman can be pretty ruthless, as evidenced by his decisions to part ways with outspoken stars/fan favorites Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams and Josh Norman in three consecutive offseasons during his time with the Carolina Panthers.

Beckham held out for a portion of the 2017 offseason and is likely to do nfl jersey cheap so again in 2018. In fact, he’s even suggested that he won’t play in the preseason. He has been involved in several controversies during his time in New York, including one involving a questionable video that emerged last week cheap nfl jerseys . It’s entirely possible that could cause the Giants to listen to offers, and that somebody could overwhelm them with a pitch for a 25-year-old superstar with three 1,300-yard seasons on his resume.