Adding Ealy bolsters the Patriots' depth at defensive end, with Chris Long not returning to the team and Jabaal Sheard a candidate to depart via free agency. In 2016, his third NFL season, the 25-year-old Ealy logged 32 tackles, five sacks and a pick in 16 games for the Panthers. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder was selected 60th overall by Carolina in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Ealy collected a sack, a forced fumble and three tackles Sunday against the Seahawks.
After failing to record a sack in seven games of the year, Ealy has notched three of them over his last five games. Although he's not a consistent playmaker, his recent streak suggests he could be improving just as the fantasy playoffs begin, and in deeper IDP leagues, he could be worth a roster spot.
Ealy (illness) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals.
An illness prevented Ealy from practicing Friday, but he never seemed at much serious risk of missing the contest. The former Missouri standout has accumulated 17 tackles over six games this season, but still has yet to record a sack.
Ealy (illness) is questionable to play in Sunday's tilt against the Cardinals.
Kony is simply under the weather, but should be ready for action.
Ealy was back on the practice field Thursday after dealing with a concussion since Saturday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Ealy remained under the league's concussion protocol until Wednesday, but passed all necessary tests in order to return for Thursday's morning session. The issue appears to be in the past as the Panthers look forward to their first preseason game against the Ravens in one week.
|P2||8/19/17||@ HOU||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/25/17||@ DET||7:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|5||10/5/17||@ TB||8:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/17||@ MIA||8:30 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|