Rams coach Sean McVay still optimistic holdout Aaron Donald will play Sunday

The Rams have not seen Aaron Donald at all this summer. That does not mean the team has ruled him out for Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Colts.

“He is not ruled out, but right now he’s not here,” Rams coach Sean McVay said Monday. “Guys are ready to go and we’re getting a plan in place and the preparation goes on. Fortunately, we’ve Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys got a bunch of guys that we feel confident in that are ready to step up.

“Our message continues to remain the same, if he’s here, great, we’ll accept him back with open arms, but in the meantime we’ve got to get ready to play a football game and we know the Colts are getting ready as well.”

Player to watch: Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens — There aren’t many still questioning whether Flacco is among the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. The question now is whether he can stay healthy. A back injury has prevented him from participating in the preseason. This comes less than two years after a severe knee injury cost him the final six games of the 2015 season. If the preseason proved anything, it’s that the Ravens’ offense needs Flacco on the field.

Impact rookie: DeShone Kizer, QB, Browns — Kizer will be the opening-day starter after Brock Osweiler failed to win the job this summer. Kizer will go through some growing pains and his Cheap Hats And Jerseys development will be scrutinized all season.

Knights manager Mark Grudzielanek said opposing pitchers have spotted Moncada’s aggressiveness and taken advantage of it.

Since returning to the lineup, Moncada has batted .152 (8-for-52) with eight walks and 22 strikeouts in 14 games through Thursday.

‘I know it took a little bit with his timing,’ Knights batting Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys coach Andy Tomberlin said of Moncada’s DL stint. ‘I know that any time you have a break from this game, it doesn’t matter how good you are or how well you swing, your timing can be thrown off in just a matter of days.’

The Cuban-born second baseman, who signed the richest international free agent contract in history with the Red Sox as a 19-year-old, emphasized his commitment to the development process in the interview with SN.

‘It’s a process. I feel good, and I felt good when I started the year, and thank God things are going well,’ Moncada said. ‘Right now, I’m not doing so well, but like I said, it’s a process and you’ve just gotta keep working, keep working every day and trust it.’

Before Tuesday’s game against Durham, Knights manager Mark Grudzielanek said opposing pitchers have spotted Moncada’s aggressiveness and taken advantage of it.

‘He expands his zone a bit and when he doesn’t get his hits, he expands it even more, Grudzielanek said. ‘It’s, again, understanding what he’s capable of doing and letting the game come to him. Right now, he’s trying to force the game. … Yes, he’s been swinging at a lot of pitches out of the zone since he’s been back from his thumb injury, but he’s been learning and getting better.’

If he comes out and dominates Sunday in the lion’s den (Roethlisberger’s term for Cheap Google Jerseys Gillette Stadium in Foxborough), then he can stay live all the way through the social media heaven that is Super Bowl Media Day.

If he instead pulls a Giants and has a bad night, and the Steelers get beat, then maybe he can show the world how that feels. He can watch the numbers soar for that session, too.

Broncos decline 4-year, $48M option on LT Russell Okung

The Broncos on Thursday opted not to exercise their four-year, $48 million option on inconsistent left tackle Russell Okung, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported.

In his one season in Denver, Okung was one of several offensive linemen Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys who struggled as the Broncos missed the playoffs the season after winning the Super Bowl.

Darren McFadden could still have a future with the Cowboys.

Despite preparing to hit free agency after missing the majority of last season in Dallas, the veteran running back thinks the team may be interested in keeping him on the roster.

“I kinda get the feel that they wouldn’t mind keeping me,” McFadden told SiriusXM NFL Radio, via The Dallas Morning News. “I was raised in Arkansas. I live here now. Set up my home here in Texas. I’m a Cowboys fan regardless of whether they decide to bring me back or not.”

McFadden, who broke his elbow trying to save his cellphone from dropping in June, was limited to just three regular-season games and one playoff game after healing from surgery.

Simms’ performance against the Broncos was the single-most efficient game in Super Bowl history. He started the game completing his first seven passes, including going 6 for 6 for 69 yards and a touchdown on the Giants’ first drive. After a down second quarter (he only went 5 for 8, the amateur) he followed by completing 10 of 10 passes in the second half for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

He threw three touchdowns to three different receivers, and his 88.0 completion percentage and 150.9 quarterback rating are still-standing Super Bowl records.