As the NFL continues to weigh options to safely return to action amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Aaron Donald said he is not a fan of playing without fans.

"You need fans to play a game," Donald said. "I don't see how you could play a game without no fans. I feel like that takes out the excitement and the fun out of the game ...

"I feel like the fans is what pick you up. The fans is what makes the game exciting. The fans will give you that extra juice when you're tired and fatigued, when you make that big play and you hear 80,000 fans going crazy. That just pumps you up."

The Rams are scheduled to open the season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 13 at SoFi Stadium.