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91 Dominique Easley OLB

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October 2, 2018 06:28 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

The move comes as little surprise following Easley's surgery Monday. With the move to IR, Easley's 2018 season is a thing of the past and he'll enter the offseason with questions about his future in Los Angeles.

October 2, 2018 11:08 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Undergoes knee surgery, could miss rest of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (knee) underwent surgery Monday, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports.

Although unofficial, it appears Easley's season is over. The Rams will likely address Easley's status in the coming days, but given the surgery, it seems more than likely that Easley will begin setting his sights on 2019. Employed mainly as a reserve linebacker, Los Angeles' on-field production shouldn't take too much of a dip without Easley.

September 28, 2018 07:08 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Could be sidelined awhile
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (knee) could remained sidelined for a significant amount of time, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Easley seems to have suffered a significant injury during the Rams' Week 3 victory over the Chargers. The 2014 first-rounder has a history of serious knee issues, so expect an update on Easley's health in the near future. The depth linebacker played mostly a special teams role, so his extended absence should have a minimal impact on Los Angeles' defense.

September 27, 2018 07:12 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (knee) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Vikings, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Easley will remain sidelined during Thursday Night Football while nursing a knee injury sustained in the Rams' Week 3 win over the Chargers. The depth linebacker's absence is unlikely to significantly affect Los Angeles' defense.

September 25, 2018 11:40 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Uncertain for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (knee) will likely be questionable to play Thursday against the Vikings, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Easley injured his knee in Sunday's win over the Chargers and is likely experiencing the effects of wear and tear after previously undergoing three major knee surgeries in his career. A depth player for the Rams, Easley's potential absence Thursday wouldn't be viewed as a significant loss.

September 23, 2018 05:40 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Rams due to a knee injury, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Easley serves mostly a special teams role for the Rams, so his injury is unlikely to impact the team's defense during Sunday's contest. If Easley is unable to return, John Franklin-Myers and Ethan Westbrooks could be in line to receive increased rotational defensive snaps.

August 20, 2018 05:16 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (knee) was promoted to the active roster Monday, Clarence Dennis of the team's official site 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.

July 25, 2018 01:04 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Opening camp on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 26, 2018 12:04 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Recovering from more than ACL tear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley, who underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL last October, revealed Wednesday that he also underwent surgery to repair a damaged LCL in August.

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 completely disclosed. In any case, the ACL injury is the main concern here and, given the timing of the injury, Easley should be at full strength in time for training camp in July. 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.

March 19, 2018 08:08 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Re-signing with Los Angeles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (knee) intends to sign a one-year deal with the Rams on Monday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

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.

February 25, 2018 09:56 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Progressing in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (knee) recently resumed running on an anti-gravity treadmill, Kristen Lago of the Rams' official site reports.

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.

August 5, 2017 04:04 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Stashed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Easley tore his right ACL on Wednesday and is set to miss the entire 2017 season. Given the timing of his injury, Easley is highly unlikely to be one of the Rams' two activations off IR.

August 3, 2017 08:24 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Torn ACL confirmed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley, who was carted off the practice field with a knee injury Tuesday, has suffered a torn ACL and is expected to miss the entire 2017 season, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Easley was projected to compete for a starting spot on the Rams defensive line after a career season in 2016, when he racked up 35 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. It'll be a daunting road to recovery for the 2014 first-round pick, having torn both of his ACLs during his collegiate years at the University of Florida. With Aaron Donald currently holding out for a new contract, the D-line may lack experience throughout the early stages of training camp.

August 2, 2017 07:28 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Carted off Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley suffered a leg injury and was carted off the practice field Tuesday, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Easley is coming off what was by far his best season as a pro in 2016, when he recorded 35 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. He was looking to continue making strides in his second year with the Rams, but that may be on hold after his apparent leg injury. The team has not yet commented on his status, but getting carted off the field is always an ominous sign. He's currently without a timetable for return.

May 5, 2017 10:44 AM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Signs tender with Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 8, 2017 02:16 AM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Tendered by Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 2, 2016 07:36 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Active for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (illness) will play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Rams' insider Myles Simmons reports.

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.

September 30, 2016 06:38 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Questionable for Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley is listed as questionable for Week 4 due to illness.

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.

September 2, 2016 11:40 AM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Plays in all four preseason contests
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley (knee) recorded seven tackles while playing in every preseason tilt.

Easley signed with the Rams in May, and is now completely recovered from the knee injury that resulted in him being placed on IR to end the 2015 season. He came in as a rotational player in the first three tilts before getting the start in the preseason finale. He'll be expected to be a reserve tackle behind Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers in the regular season.

May 17, 2016 07:50 PM
Rams' Dominique Easley: Signs one-year deal with Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easley signed a one-year deal with the Rams on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

Easley had a tryout with the Rams early on Tuesday morning, which obviously went well, as he's been signed to a one-year contract. Easley spent his first two years in the league with the Patriots, where he compiled 41 tackles and five sacks over 22 games. After being waived by the Patriots in April, he'll join the Rams 4-3 defense as an interior guy and will likely have to fight for snaps behind the likes of Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers. Easley did finish last season on injured reserve due to a leg injury as well, so it remains unclear if that may impact his training camp availability.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/263
Birthdate:
04/28/1992
Age:
29
Hometown:
Staten Island, NY, USA
School:
Florida
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: