Easley signed his contract tender with the Rams on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Easley, who was tendered back in March, has finally signed with the team officially. He'll look to see an increased role in 2017 after a 2016 season that saw him record 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games.
Easley was tendered by the Rams on Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
The original-round tender means that the Rams have the right of first refusal for any contract offers the defensive end receives from other teams. In his first season with the Rams last year, Easley recorded 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games, both of which were career-highs. The 25-year-old could be destined for an even bigger role with the team this season under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
Easley missed some practice time this past week due to illness but was never expected to miss game time with the ailment after he practiced fully on Friday. He likely won't be limited at all.
Easley missed time this week but was able to practice in full on Friday, making it very likely he's over his illness and healthy enough to play on Sunday despite being a game-time decision.
|P2||8/19/17||@ OAK||10:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ GB||7:00 pm|
|3||9/21/17||@ SF||8:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ JAC||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|2014||New England Patriots||11||10||7.0||3||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||New England Patriots||11||15||9.0||6||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||New England Patriots||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|