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Random Ramsdom 5/22: No AD99? No problem...because OTA’s don’t matter

When are the Rams and Aaron Donald going to iron out a deal? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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10 observations from OTA No. 1 | Rams’ official site

Team insider Myles Simmons shares 10 of his top observations from the first Rams OTA of 2018.

Donald absent from OTA’s; McVay says no timetable | ESPN

Cornerback Marcus Peters is new to the Los Angeles Rams but has quickly developed an opinion on defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s contract situation. ”Pay the man,” Peters said Monday after the Rams’ first organized team activities workout.

Peters offers blunt advice on Donald situation | CBS Sports

The Rams cornerback weighs in on the Aaron Donald contract standoff

Donald sitting out, but long-term holdout not likely | Field Gulls

Donald, the 2014 Defensive Rookie of the Year and 2017 Defensive Player of the Year, is not in attendance during the Rams OTAs that started on Monday. He is entering the final year of his rookie contract — a fifth-year option that pays him $6.9 million if he plays — and would like a deal that pays him like what he has been for the last few years: widely regarded as the best defensive player in football.

It’s time for the Rams to make AD99 the league’s highest paid defensive player | Forbes

Despite all the positive vibes in Southern California, a summer-long drama could very well be looming. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report that Donald will not show up to organized team activities and is still looking for a new contract.

(WATCH) Goff’s first deep ball to Cooks a thing of beauty | NFL Network

Here’s something Rams’ fans could get used to seeing this fall.

Talib makes third straight appearance on NFL’s Top 100 list | Rams’ official site

Cornerback Aqib Talib was voted by his peers as the No. 53 player on the NFL’s 2018 Top 100 — becoming the fourth Rams player to appear on the list this year.

Reynolds recovering from torn labrum | Pro Football Talk

Rams wide receiver Josh Reynolds played in every game as a rookie, including the Wild Card loss to the Falcons that ended the season for the NFC West champions.

Okoronkwo to miss rest of offseason program with foot injury | Rams’ official site

Though most of the news from the Rams’ first OTA was quite positive, head coach Sean McVay shared one unfortunate piece of injury news: rookie outside linebacker Obo Okoronkwo suffered a foot injury and will be out until training camp.

5 biggest questions heading into OTA’s | Rams Wire

As it pertains to the Rams, there are still a few questions that need to be answered. Some are bigger than others, but we’ll take a look at the most pressing ahead of Monday’s OTA commencement.

Vegas, LA to become cornerstones of Super Bowl rotation | Pro Football Talk

What happens in Vegas really will stay in Vegas. Although the NFL’s newest city somewhat surprisingly won’t receive either of the two Super Bowls that owners are expected to award this week (LVII and LVIII will go to Arizona and New Orleans, respectively), Las Vegas is expected to get one of the next Super Bowls awarded after that.

Here’s why OTA’s just don’t matter | CBS Sports

Can I let you in on a little secret? OK, cool, I’ll whisper it so as not to anger the Football Gods. Hold your ear down to your laptop or move your phone up to the side of your head. Here goes:

Organized team activities -- OTAs -- don’t matter.