July 30, 2018 / 2:32 PM / 4 months ago

Suh says teammate Donald deserves massive contract

Jul 27, 2018; Irvine, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) during training camp at UC Irvine. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ndamukong Suh once held the biggest contract for a defensive player: six years for $114 million with a whopping $60 million in guaranteed money.

He played three years with that contract for the Miami Dolphins, then was released in the offseason. He signed a one-year, $14 million pact in March with the Los Angeles Rams, and Suh said that his new teammate, Aaron Donald, should have a bigger deal than Suh had.

“He deserves more than what I got,” Suh told USA Today. “It’s only right that he continues to play at a high level and prove that.”

Donald is the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He didn’t report to training camp with the Rams last week, and he’s holding out for the second consecutive year over contract issues. Now in the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, Donald is scheduled to earn $6.892 million in 2018.

According to reports, Donald wants to surpass both Suh’s deal or the one Denver’s Von Miller signed. Miller’s contract included $70 million in guaranteed money and an annual average of just more than $19 million.

Rams general manager Les Snead said the team continues to work with representative for Donald, 27.

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