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Oakland a’s News from Yahoo Sports Rams reaping rewards as Donald returns, Kupp eyes new deal

Although Aaron Donald smiles and deflects the question when asked how seriously he considered retirement before the monster renegotiation of his contract, the Los Angeles Rams' perennial All-Pro defensive tackle says he never stopped working out. “I’m always going to keep myself in shape, keep myself looking good,” Donald said Tuesday. The previous time Donald…

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Oakland a’s News from Yahoo Sports Aaron Donald: I’m ready to try to run it back

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald set a new benchmark for non-quarterbacks with his three-year, $95 million deal with the Rams. The eight-time Pro Bowler and seven-time All-Pro was contemplating retirement. But he told reporters on Tuesday that becoming the highest-paid defensive player “wasn’t important” to him in making his decision to continue playing football. “It’s about…