In advance of Sunday’s game against Washington, the Rams have officially added defensive tackle Aaron Donald to their active roster from the exempt list. Additionally, Los Angeles has signed cornerback Kevin Peterson to the active roster from its practice squad.
Head coach Sean McVay announced on Friday that Donald will start on Sunday after a strong week of practice. Donald reported to the club last Saturday.
“He was doing everything he could while not being here to make sure that when this opportunity presented itself, he would be ready to go, and help his teammates out, and try to be a positive thing that helps us win football games,” McVay said. “And that’s certainly what he’s done this week. Looking forward to seeing him get out there and compete with his teammates on Sunday.”
Originally an undrafted free agent in the 2016 rookie class, Peterson signed with the Rams on a futures contract at the beginning of the calendar year. Peterson was signed to the practice squad after clearing waivers earlier this month. With cornerback Kayvon Webster listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, Peterson could provide depth for Sunday’s game.
As a corresponding roster move, the Rams have waived offensive lineman Aaron Neary.
The Rams’ roster now stands at 53 players. Tomorrow’s matchup against Washington will kick off at the Coliseum at 1:25 p.m. The game will be televised on Fox.