Aaron Donald deserves a raise, Rams general manager Les Snead said a few months ago.
Now Donald, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, apparently is taking a stand until he gets one.
Donald was absent from the first day of organized team activities Monday because of his contract situation.
“We were aware he wasn’t going to be here,” Snead said, adding, “It had something to do with the contract. I can tell you this: We’re definitely at the serious stage of renegotiating.”
Donald is due to earn $1.8 million in salary and $1.4 million in bonuses this season as part of the rookie contract he signed after the Rams made him the 13th pick in the 2014 draft.