Rams’ Aaron Donald still limited in practice ahead of Week 3
Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald remains limited in practice on Friday due to a back injury, according to Gary Klein of The Los Angeles Times. His status for the Rams’ matchup against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday is in question.
Donald has been very quiet over the first couple of weeks of the season, logging just two tackles in Los Angeles’ first two games, both wins.
The 28-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Pittsburgh, was originally selected by the Rams in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He instantly stamped his name among the best defensive players in the NFL, registering 47 tackles, nine sacks and a couple of forced fumbles during his rookie season, making the Pro Bowl as a result.
Then, the following year, Donald was even better, totaling 69 tackles, 11 sacks and a fumble recovery en route to another Pro Bowl appearance and a First-Team All-Pro selection.
Donald has made the Pro Bowl in each of his first five seasons and has also earned First-Team All-Pro honors in each of the last four, including his monstrous 2018 campaign in which he racked up 59 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries.
The Rams have looked like one of the best teams in the NFL thus far, most recently defeating the New Orleans Saints by a score of 27-9 last weekend. It should be noted that Drew Brees left the game after just five throws, but it was still an impressive performance by LA, nonetheless.