Sean McVay did not need a major distraction going into his first training camp as coach of the Rams.
It happened Friday when star defensive lineman Aaron Donald opted not to report with other veterans because of a contract dispute.
“It wasn’t shocking or a surprise,” general manager Les Snead said during an afternoon news conference. “You knew there was chance it could occur.
“You also knew and were hopeful that we would work things out sooner, but we didn’t.”
Snead also said “the goal is still the same: To make Aaron a Ram for a long, long time.”
McVay, 31, will oversee Saturday’s opening practice — and begin preparing his team for the Sept. 10 opener...
The Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams line up for during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Carindals 31–17.