Rams' Donald feeling 'fresher' than usual after sitting out training camp

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"I know he certainly, like any other receiver, wants to get more touches," coach Sean McVay said, "but couldn't be more happy and pleased with where he's at and what he's done for our football team right now."

Watkins is optimistic that more passes will come his way.

"The more I can do, the more I can help this team, I'm pretty sure the ball will start finding me a little bit more," Watkins said. "The coach is watching. They're watching everything."

Dunbar's debut

With backup running back Malcolm Brown sidelined because of a knee sprain, Lance Dunbar could make his debut against the Texans, McVay said.

Dunbar, who played his first five NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, sat out offseason workouts, training camp and the first part of the season because of a knee issue. He had been on the physically unable to perform list but started practicing last week, starting a 21-day clock for the Rams to activate him, put him on injured reserve or release him.

"I just want to make a play and do whatever they need me to do," Dunbar said. "I'm excited to get back out there. You're always a little nervous. You want everything to go good.

"After that first hit, it's go time."


Linebacker Robert Quinn (illness) and tight end Derek Carrier (hamstring) are doubtful for Sunday's game, McVay said.

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