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Random Ramsdom 8/15: Donald wait continues

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The Los Angeles Rams and Aaron Donald appear to be burning the midnight oil to find a resolution; fans left to tap refresh.

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A productive offseason has Rams fans’ hopes fully inflated

Shefter thinks a deal is near, but won’t be immediate I ESPN

ESPN’s Adam Shefter weighs in on a several topics, including the Aaron Donald contract situation. Shefter is skeptical about a deal getting done this week, but feels that a resolution is on the horizon with Donald eventually securing north of $20m per season, $70m or more of which would be guaranteed.

Gurley and Goff enjoyed the calm before Hurricane Donald arrives I Fox Sports

Until Donald signs, Todd Gurley and Jared Goff can joke about how much more pleasant practice has been without Donald barging toward them play after play. Both agreed that despite this advantage, they’d prefer to have #99 in house again as soon as possible.

Shane Waldron discusses the Rams’ approach I Rams Wire

Here’s a chance to see what passing game coordinator Shane Waldron has to say about the Rams approach to the upcoming season. Waldron will be an important figure in head coach Sean McVay’s lab this season, as they concoct an avant-garde playbook for the 2018 season.

The Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings are both serious about taking the NFC, but will it happen? I ESPN

The Super Bowl-starved Rams and Vikings are both looking to make 2018 a memorable one with their talented rosters. What could wrong? (and what could go right?) ESPN examines how the two teams might fair this season.

Pro Football Focus is enthusiastic about rookie Ogbonnia Okoronkwo I Pro Football Focus

Pro Football Focus examines under-the-radar rookies to watch for each NFC West team. For the Rams, PFF chose to highlight EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo; who was one of the more highly rated pass rushers in the draft.

Rookie offensive linemen Brian Allen rates his progress I Los Angeles Rams Official Site

Rams rookie offensive linemen Brian Allen is critical of his first training camp performance. It’s nice to see a rookie that so candidly rates his play. Allen is looking to develop into a contributor behind seasoned vets like center John Sullivan and guard Rodger Saffold.

How the offseason was won I ESPN

ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry breaks down how the Rams “won the offseason”, with the acquisitions of Marcus Peters, Ndamukong Suh, Brandin Cooks, and Aqib Talib.