By Cedric Williams
The story of the summer for the Los Angeles Rams continued into the first official day of the regular season, when standout defensive tackle Aaron Donald did not report for practice on Monday. The Rams’ three-time Pro Bowl selection missed every day of training camp in August, but then continued his hold out for a new contract by also missing the first practice of the regular season, which the club held on Monday.
Los Angeles will host its first game of the regular season on Sunday at the Memorial Coliseum against the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Sean McVay called Monday “the first day of true preparation” for the season opener, but he has not ruled Donald officially out for Sunday’s contest.
“It’s hard to say,” McVay told a group of reporters over the weekend. “Until we come to a solution, then that’s when I think you have a chance to really put a specific plan in place, out of respect for Aaron and the team. Our mindset right now is if we have to go play a football game, guys are ready to go. And Aaron hasn’t been here as a part of the preparation.”