"I'm just letting my agents handle that side of the thing," Donald told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday. "And all I have to do is, you know, keep working, keep myself in top shape. Like I said, my agent is going to handle that side of the thing."
Donald eased concerns about a potential holdout when he reported to mandatory minicamp earlier this month. On Thursday, he was asked point blank if he might stay away from training camp if talks bog down.
"I'm just working, just grinding," Donald said, "and we'll see what happens. So ..."
Scheduled to make just $1.8 million this season under his rookie pact, Donald is tied to the Rams through 2018 after the club picked up his fifth-year option. The reality is that a lucrative new deal will need to be reached long before all that.
It's worth noting that an extension for Donald is at least partially tied to the fate of cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who has yet to sign his $16.742 million franchise tag.
"If they're able to do a new deal for Johnson], they can cut that salary-cap hit maybe in half, maybe more, free up some space, and [allow them to do a deal for Aaron Donald," NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said earlier this month on NFL Network. "Aaron Donald and the Rams have been trying to work out a new deal. There's no indication -- despite the fact he showed up -- that the two sides are anywhere close [in agreement]. It's a long process."