Aaron Donald offers assessment of Matthew Stafford's level in practice

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Aaron Donald offers assessment of Matthew Stafford's level in practice

Aaron Donald suggests everything is perfectly fine Matthew Stafford as he feels the quarterback is his usual self in practice. Stafford, who won the Super Bowl in his first season with the Los Angeles Rams, received an anti-inflammatory injection in his throwing elbow this offseason.

Stafford didn't throw during OTAs and he received limited work at the start of training camp. But as the season is approaching, Stafford appears to be doing better. “He’s doing good, throwing some good passes, great passes,” Donald said of Stafford, via Pro Football Talk.

“Obviously accurate, good balls, obviously. I’m trying my best to get after him and stay away, not get too close. But he looked good out there”.

Donald, Sean McVay say everything is okay with Stafford

After Tuesday's practice, Rams head coach McVay insisted Stafford was absolutely great during practice.

“I thought he had great energy, great command all day,” McVay told reporters. “I thought he threw the ball incredibly accurately in all parts of the field, really activated all parts of our pass game. There was a couple where he’s hitting the spots we want and we just have to be able to finish some of those plays.

I’m encouraged because we can coach off of those and we are getting those opportunities to feel what it’s like for him to be able to throw with Allen [Robinson]. Ben Skowronek made a handful of plays, also TuTu [Atwell].

He’s got a comfort level with [Tyler] Higbee and with Cooper [Kupp]. But some of these newer guys, today was a great step in the right direction to be able to start establishing that rapport that will be critical for this year”.

Stafford didn't play in the Rams' preseason opener versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Stafford is also expected to sit out the next two preseason games versus the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals.