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All-Pro Aaron Donald returns to LA Rams with a big raise


by: GREG BEACHAM, Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald is getting a big raise to stay with the Los Angeles Rams on a reworked contract through 2024.

The Super Bowl champion Rams announced Donald’s return on Monday. The team did not disclose terms of the new deal, but the NFL Network reported that Donald was getting a $40 million raise that would make him the league’s highest-paid defensive player.

Donald was already under contract for the next three seasons, but was openly considering retirement after winning his first ring with the Rams in February. Instead, the seven-time All-Pro will be back to torment offenses in the heart of the Los Angeles defense.

Donald is widely regarded as the most dominant defensive player in the sport, and he showed his power once again last season. He capped four great postseason games by making the final defensive play to stop the Rams’ final drive opponents in the NFC title game and Super Bowl.

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