Rams star Aaron Donald is having fun showing off his ping-pong skills with teammates

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ATLANTA — Preparing to face Aaron Donald on the football field will be challenging enough for the New England Patriots. Things might have been even tougher if the matchup against the Rams star defensive end took place not at Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, but at a ping-pong table.

Donald said he put his talent on display at the Atlanta Falcons’ training camp, where the Rams are practicing this week.

“I got a table and started showing off a little bit,’’ he said Tuesday. “I can do a lot. I’m pretty good at ping pong. I brag about that a lot.’’

The topic came up when a reporter from China began telling Donald about a tournament next month that features top ping-pong players.

“Can I compete with them? I don’t think so, but I’ll try,’’ Donald said with smile. “It’s just a little hobby. I’ve been playing since I was like 14 and just got good at it playing over the years. It’s something I stuck with.’’

At one point, it seemed Donald’s chances of making it as an NFL star were…

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