Easley (knee) was promoted to the active roster Monday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Easley opened training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list following the torn ACL he suffered last season. The news of activation is promising for the 2014 first-round pick looking to establish a career footing. While he's still buried on the depth chart, Easley could be evaluated more closely by the coaching staff this preseason given Aaron Donald's lingering holdout.
Easley (knee) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Easley missed all of last season with a torn ACL and is nearing a return. However, he isn't ready for the start of camp, and he remains without a concrete return timetable. Look for Tanzel Smart and John Franklin to pick up extra reps along the defensive line as long as Easley remains out.
Easley, who underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL last October, revealed he also underwent surgery to repair a damaged LCL in August, the defensive lineman said on Episode 2 of the Rams original series "Behind the Grind."
Easley went down in the opening days of training camp last summer and spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve. However, it's apparent that the full extent of his injury wasn't disclosed. In any case, the ACL injury is the main concern here and, given the timing of the injury, Easley should be full-go in time for this year's training camp. Assuming he makes a full recovery, Easley is poised to enter the 2018 season as a key rotational piece on a stacked Rams defensive line that added three-time first-team All-Pro Ndamukong Suh this offseason.
The big man off the edge saw his year flash by in the blink of an eye upon tearing his ACL before the start of the 2017 regular season. In his first season with the Rams back in 2016, Easley registered a career-best 3.5 sacks in 16 games and was a key contributor in the trenches for Los Angeles.
Easley spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve after sustaining a torn ACL last August. While it isn't clear if he'll be ready for offseason workouts this spring, he appears be making steady progress in his recovery and should be full-go in time for training camp.
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