There was some hope that the Los Angeles Rams and All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald would come to a deal when the two sides started negotiation this week.

The Rams flew out to Atlanta to meet with Donald in an effort to get a deal done and end the defensive cornerston’e holdout, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

However, it doesn’t appear as though a deal is imminent.

Although Donald and the Rams remain in contract negotiations the two sides are “not close” to reaching an agreement, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.

Rams head coach Sean McVay spoke about the importance of having Donald back on the team as soon as possible after the Rams’ last preseason game.

“Every single day is so vital and important,” McVay said, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “Obviously, the closer you get the higher the level of urgency there is.

“But that urgency has always been high for us, but I think the feeling right now is definitely optimistic.”