Three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Aaron Donald practiced with the Los Angeles Rams today for the first time after missing training camp and will start Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, coach Sean McVay coach.
In the practice at California Lutheran University, Donald "looked fast, looked fresh, looked like the player that you've seen," McVay said.
"It didn't look like he missed a beat and it was good to have him back out there," McVay said. "Great demeanor, guys were excited to have him back, he's all smiles because he loves football, so nothing but positive things there. I was happy too."
Donald reported to team's training facility Saturday after missing all of training camp as he sought a contract extension. He did not play in Sunday's 46-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Safety Maurice Alexander and cornerback Kayvon Webster missed the practice because of shoulder injuries sustained Sunday.
Alexander is expected to practice Thursday, McVay said.
Two other starters, offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth and outside linebacker Connor Barwin were given the day off, McVay said.
The Rams announced the signing of offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas on Wednesday. The 6-foot-9-inch, 330-pound Lucas played 35 games with the Detroit Lions over the past three seasons. He was among two player waived Sept. 3 to make room for two players claimed on waivers.