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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams waived OL Kwayde Miller (San Diego State), and DB Dravious Wright (NC State) left the team. They signed DTs Omarius Bryant (Western Kentucky) and AJ Jefferson (Mississippi State).

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Rams RB Todd Gurley, on what he has seen from Jared Goff: "He's always one of the first people in here; he's definitely always the last person out. He's just been doing a great job, just learning every day, getting better, in there with the coaches, attention to detail."

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Jared Goff, on the difference in offenses from last year to this year: "It's way different. It's a way different offense -- personally, from my brief experience with it. I've had a quicker time learning it, easier time learning it. I don't know whether that's scheme or the way it's taught or whatnot, but I've enjoyed spending time with the coaches and picking it up pretty quickly."

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2hMatt Bowen

Let's break down Josh Rosen's tape

The UCLA quarterback has done a lot of things well in his first 19 college starts. What does he need to show NFL scouts in his junior season?

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Source with knowledge of Aaron Donald talks: Rams' cap space in 2017 "isn't an impediment." Lots of ways around it, through signing and roster bonuses, restructured contracts, etc. And team has a significant amount of cap space in 2018.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay, on Jared Goff: "I think he's done a nice job just getting better every single day." ...

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Among thee top five contracts for defensive players, the only one that got done before the fourth year was the one for J.J. Watt, who signed a six-year deal worth about $100M with $52M guaranteed with the Texans. But that was in 2014. It's hard to find a comp so early in a player's career. Donald wants to be the game's highest-paid defensive player, and deserves to be. But what's the incentive for the Rams, who have him relatively cheap for the next two years?

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams GM Les Snead said, "We're definitely at the serious stages of renegotiating" Aaron Donald's contract. The Rams have barely any cap space right now, but there are ways around it. Any extension may have to make Donald the game's highest-paid defensive player, at least in his free-agent years. That title currently belongs to Von Miller, who signed a six-year, $144.5 million contract with $70 million guaranteed last July.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Snead on an Aaron Donald extension: "I'm very hopeful that this will get done."

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

"It has something to do with the contract," Rams GM Les Snead said of Aaron Donald. "We're at the serious part of (negotiations)."

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Regarding Aaron Donald, widely considered the NFL's best defensive player, regardless of position: The Rams recently picked up his fifth-year option, which will pay him nearly $7M in 2018, but have expressed interest in signing him to an extension.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams DT Aaron Donald is not at OTAs today. Sean McVay said it is not injury related; declined to say whether it's contract related.

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6hJerry Crasnick

Revisiting preseason questions: Dodgers

In mid-February, we wondered if L.A. had enough behind Clayton Kershaw in the rotation. So far, Alex Wood has been terrific, but the other starters seem to always be waiting in line for an MRI.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Tear the hospital up: Steelers rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster and Malik, a patient at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, perform 'JuJu On That Beat.' Steelers rookies appeared at the hospital from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for games and pictures.

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The Rams have begun their OTAs in Thousand Oaks.

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7hJerry Crasnick

Revisiting preseason questions: Angels

In mid-February, we wondered if GM Billy Eppler gave reigning AL MVP Mike Trout enough help for the Angels to make a playoff run. So far, none of the team's free-agent additions have made much of a difference.

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The Pacers held their third pre-draft workout on Monday, with UCLA's Bryce Alford and Ike Anigbogu, Xavier's Trevon Bluiett, Purdue's Vince Edwards, Miami's Davon Reed and Ohio State's Trevor Thompson participating. Indiana owns the 18th and 47th selections in this year's draft.