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Rams | Aaron Donald contract details

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:39:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams first-round selection DT Aaron Donald's four-year contract is worth $10.136 million guaranteed, with a $5.692 million signing bonus, according to a source. The contract does not include any offset language.

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Rams | Aaron Donald signed

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:07:32 -0700

The St. Louis Rams have signed first-round draft choice DT Aaron Donald. Terms of the contract were not disclosed but all contracts signed by draft picks are four-year deals, according to NFL rules.

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Rams | Had other plans at 13

Fri, 09 May 2014 06:58:07 -0700

The St. Louis Rams expected Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald to be gone before they selected him at No. 13 overall.

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Rams | Aaron Donald selected 13th overall

Thu, 08 May 2014 18:35:42 -0700

The St. Louis Rams selected Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: This bolsters an already sound, sack-happy Rams front. St. Louis is a starter-worthy unit and would get better if they can find a solution for the secondary.

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Buccaneers | HC, owners pushing for different selection

Wed, 07 May 2014 17:56:40 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers ownership is reportedly pushing for the team to select Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel in the 2014 NFL Draft, while head coach Lovie Smith's wish is for the team to nab University of Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald with the No. 7 overall selection.

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Buccaneers | Won't pass on Aaron Donald

Wed, 07 May 2014 14:42:14 -0700

Former NFL general manager Bill Polian believes Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith won't pass on Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald with the seventh overall pick in the NFL Draft, if Donald is available.

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Vikings | Could take Aaron Donald

Mon, 05 May 2014 05:52:04 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings could target Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald with the No. 8 selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Raiders | Have interest in Aaron Donald

Sat, 03 May 2014 09:57:58 -0700

The Oakland Raiders like Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald a lot but may not be willing to select him with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Donald could be an option if the team trades down in the first round.

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NFL | Executive high on Aaron Donald

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:14:28 -0700

An AFC executive believes Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald is the best defensive linemen available in the draft in the past 10 years. The executive believes Donald is comparable to former Minnesota Vikings DT John Randle.

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Cowboys | Met with Aaron Donald

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:26:12 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys met with Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald Monday, April 14. He appears to be an ideal fit for defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli's defensive scheme, and Donald might be the best defensive tackle in this year's draft.

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Cowboys | Will meet with Aaron Donald

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:23:58 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to meet with Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald next week.

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Cowboys | Aaron Donald makes sense for team

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:56:42 -0800

Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald makes sense for the team to draft, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. "I would love to play for anyone, but it would be great to play for them," Donald said over the weekend of playing for the Cowboys. "I love the way they play up front. They let their three-tech just go attack."

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NFL | Vertical jump results for DL

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:02:19 -0800

University of Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman and North Carolina DE Kareem Martin had jumps of 35 1/2 inches, and Louisville DE Marcus Smith had a jump of 35 inches. Boston College DE Kasim Edebali and Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence had jumps of 34 1/2 inches, Louisiana Tech DE IK Enemkpali, Ball State DE Jonathan Newsome and Richmond DE Kerry Wynn registered jumps of 34 inches. Syracuse DT Jason Bromley and Concordia DE Zach Moore had jumps of 33 1/2 inches, and West Virginia DE Will Clarke, University of Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald, UCLA DE Cassius Marsh and Stanford DE Josh Mauro had jumps of 32 inches. Oregon State DE Scott Crichton had a jump of 31 1/2 inches, Missouri DE Kony Ealy had a jump of 31 inches, and Utah DE Tenny Palepoi and Connecticut DT Shamar Stephen had jumps of 30 1/2 inches.

Texas Tech DT Kerry Hyder, Florida State NT Timmy Jernigan and USC DE George Uko had 29 1/2 inches. Southern Mississippi DE Khyri Thornton and West Texas A&M Ethan Westbrooks were 29 inches, Delaware NT Zachariah Kerr, Colorado State-Pueblo DT Mike Pennel and Arizona State DT Will Sutton had jumps of 28 1/2 inches, Louisiana Tech DE Justin Ellis and Brigham Young DE Eathyn Manumaleuna had 28 inches, Penn State DT DaQuan Jones and South Florida DT Tevin Mims had 27 1/2 inches and Princeton DT Caraun Reid had 26 1/2 inches. Arkansas State NT Ryan Carrethers had 26 inches, Notre Dame NT Louis Nix and Missouri DE Michael Sam had jumps of 25 1/2 inches, Louisiana State DT Anthony Johnson had 24 1/2 inches, and South Carolina DT Kelcy Quarles had 23 1/2 inches. University of Tennessee DT Daniel McCullers posted a jump of 20 1/2 inches.

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NFL | Aaron Donald shows well in bench press

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:40:57 -0800

University of Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald recorded 35 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, Feb. 24. He was second among all defensive linemen.

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NFL | 40-yard dash times for DLs

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:39:04 -0800

University of Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald and Louisville DE Marcus Smith recorded times of 4.68 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, Feb. 24. Virginia Tech DE James Gayle had a time of 4.70 seconds, Arkansas DE Chris Smith was 4.71 seconds, North Carolina DE Kareem Martin was 4.72 seconds, Ball State DE Jonathan Newsome was 4.73 seconds, West Virginia DE Will Clarke had a time of 4.77 seconds and Boston College DE Kasim Edebali checked in at 4.79 seconds. Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence managed a time of 4.80 seconds, Oregon State DE Scott Crichton and Concordia DE Zach Moore were 4.84 seconds, UCLA DE Cassius Marsh had a time of 4.89 seconds and West Texas A&M DE Ethan Westbrooks had a time of 4.90 seconds. Princeton DT Caraun Reid had a time of 4.91 seconds, Missouri DE Kony Ealy was 4.92 seconds, South Florida DE Tevin Mims was 4.95 seconds, Richmond DE Kerry Wynn was 4.97 seconds and USC DE George Uko was 4.99 seconds.

Louisiana Tech DE IK Enemkpali posted a time of 5.01 seconds in the 40-yard dash, University of Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman was 5.02 seconds, South Caroilina DT Kelcy Quarles and Southern Mississippi DT Khyri Thornton were 5.03 seconds, Syracuse DT Jason Bromley and Florida State NT Timmy Jernigan were 5.06 seconds and Delaware NT Zachariah Kerr posted a time of 5.08 seconds. Texas Tech DT Kerry Hyder and Utah DE Tenny Palepoi posted times of 5.10 seconds, Brigham Young DE Eathyn Manumaleuna was 5.16 seconds, Stanford DE Josh Mauro was 5.21 seconds, Colorado State-Pueblo DE Mike Pennel was 5.23 seconds, Louisiana State DT Anthony Johnson was 5.24 seconds, Connecticut DT Shamar Stephen was 5.25 seconds, Louisiana Tech DT Justin Ellis was 5.27 seconds, Penn State DT DaQuan Jones was 5.35 seconds, Arizona State DT Will Sutton posted a time of 5.36 seconds, Notre Dame NT Louis Nix posted a time of 5.42 seconds and Arkansas State NT Ryan Carrethers rounded out the group of defensive linemen with a time of 5.47 seconds.

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NFL | Broad jump results for DLs

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:58:40 -0800

Virginia Tech DE James Gayle posted a broad jump of 10-foot-2 at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, Feb. 24. Arkansas DE Chris Smith and Louisville DE Marcus Smith posted jumps of 10-foot-1, Ball State DE Jonathan Newsome checked in at 9-foot-9, University of Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald and Stanford DE Josh Mauro were 9-foot-8, Boston College DE Kasim Edebali was 9-foot-7, Missouri DE Kony Ealy, University of Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman and Missouri DE Michael Sam checked in at 9-foot-6, Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence and Richmond DT Kerry Wynn were at 9-foot-5, West Virginia DE Will Clarke, Louisiana Tech DE IK Enemkpali and Southern Mississippi DE Khyri Thornton were at 9-foot-4, while Utah DE Tenny Palepoi checked in at 9-foot-3. USC DE George Uko and West Texas A&M DE Ethan Westbrooks were good for jumps of 9-foot-2, while South Florida DE Tevin Mims was 9-foot-1, and Oregon State DE Scott Crichton, Texas Tech DT Kerry Hyder and UCLA DE Cassius Marsh were each 9-foot-0.

Syracuse DE Jason Bromley and Princeton DT Caraun Reid recorded jumps of 8-foot-10, Connecticut DT Shamar Stephen was 8-foot-7, Florida State NT Timmy Jernigan, Louisiana State DT Anthony Johnson, Colorado State-Pueblo DT Mike Pennel and South Carolina DT Kelcy Quarles checked in at 8-foot-6. Penn State DT DaQuan Jones and Brigham Young DE Eathyn Manumaleuna were good for jumps of 8-foot-5. Delaware NT Zachariah Kerr and Arizona State DT Will Sutton posted jumps of 8-foot-3, University of Tennessee DT Daniel McCullers and Notre Dame NT Louis Nix were 8-foot-1, Louisiana Tech DT Justin Ellis checked in at 7-foot-8, and Arkansas State NT Ryan Carrethers rounded out the defensive linemen group with a jump of 7-foot-4.

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NFL | Three-cone drill times for DLs

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:22:38 -0800

UCLA DE Cassius Marsh posted a time of 7.08 seconds in the three-cone drill at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, Feb. 24. University of Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald had a time of 7.11 seconds, Shepherd DE Howard Jones was 7.16 seconds, Oregon State DE Scott Crichton and Virginia Tech DE James Gayle were 7.19 seconds, Boston College DE Kasim Edebali and North Carolina DE Kareem Martin were 7.20 seconds, Texas Tech DT Kerry Hyder was 7.23 seconds, West Virginia DE Will Clarke was 7.26 seconds, Bloomsburg DE Larry Webster was 7.29 seconds, West Texas A&M DE Ethan Westbrooks was 7.30 seconds, Ball State DE Jonathan Newsome was 7.31 seconds and Concordia (MN) Zach Moore checked in at 7.41 seconds. Stanford DE Josh Mauro was 7.43 seconds, Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence was 7.46 seconds, Louisville DE Marcus Smith was 7.48 seconds, Arkansas DE Chris Smith was 7.55 seconds, Princeton DT Caraun Reid was 7.59 seconds, while Louisiana Tech DE IK Enemkpali and Utah DE Tenny Palepoi registered times of 7.67 seconds.

Penn State DT DaQuan Jones managed a time of 7.73 seconds in the three-cone drill, while Brigham Young DE Eathyn Manumaleuna was 7.78 seconds. Louisiana Tech DT Justin Ellis was at 7.81 seconds, Southern Mississippi DT Khyri Thornton was 7.83 seconds, University of Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman was 7.87 seconds, Arkansas State NT Ryan Carrethers checked in at 7.89 seconds, Syracuse DT Jason Bromley was 7.92 seconds, Louisiana State DT Anthony Johnson, Delaware NT Zachariah Kerr and Arizona State DT Will Sutton were 7.93 seconds, Colorado State-Pueblo DT Mike Pennel checked in at 7.94 seconds, while Notre Dame NT Louis Nix rounded out the group with a time of 8.29 seconds.

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NFL | Aaron Donald has talked with several teams

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:54:42 -0800

Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald said he met with the Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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NFL | Aaron Donald runs quick 40

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:38:45 -0800

Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald ran a 4.65-second unofficial 40-yard dash Monday, Feb. 24.

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Patriots | Talk with Aaron Donald

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:03:49 -0800

Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald said he has had an informal meeting with the New England Patriots at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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Cowboys | Will meet with Aaron Donald

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:00:51 -0800

Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald said he is scheduled to meet with the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Feb. 23, at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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Falcons | Coaches impressed with Aaron Donald

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:43:48 -0800

Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and defensive line coach Bryan Cox were impressed with how Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald performed during Senior Bowl practices. "He's extremely hard to block," Nolan said. "He's very quick. He's an intelligent kid; uses his hands well. He's a playmaker." Donald said he learned a lot from Cox and believes he can fit in the team's 4-3 defensive alignment.

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NFL | Aaron Donald impressing at Senior Bowl

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:35:17 -0800

Scouts seem to be in agreement that Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald is the most impressive player at the Senior Bowl this week.

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