Ealy was waived by the Cowboys on Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Ealy was a second-round pick of the Panthers in 2014, and recorded at least four sacks in each of his first three NFL seasons. After a down year with the Jets last season in which the 26-year-old logged only 14 tackles and one sack, it seems that a comeback season with the Cowboys wasn't in the cards. Ealy will become an unrestricted free agent if he clears waivers unclaimed, and look to stick more firmly elsewhere around the league.
Ealy spent last season with the Jets, recording just 14 tackles, including one sack on the year, though he did add an impressive nine passes defensed, including one interception. A second-round pick of the Panthers in 2014, Ealy fell off from the form of his first three seasons, which saw him record at least four sacks each year. He'll be looking to bounce back from what was a down year, though he'll likely be a bit buried on the Cowboys depth chart and have to earn any snaps he eventually gets.
Ealy (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's contest against the Patriots.
Ealy was a late addition to the Jets' injury report on Friday after suffering a minor knee injury in practice at some point, but the defensive end will be able to suit up in Week 17. He could see an increased role as well, while starter Muhammad Wilkerson (coach's decision) has been ruled out.
Ealy (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Ealy popped up on the injury report Friday after seemingly injuring his knee in practice. Xavier Cooper would be in line for added reps Sunday if Ealy can't go.
Ealy had his first sack of the season in Thursday night's 34-21 victory over the Bills.
Ealy played 41 of 75 defensive snaps and had an assisted tackle in addition to the sack. The 25-year-old has only 12 tackles (nine solo) on the season and hasn't shown enough with the Jets this season to be an IDP option at this point.
|5||10/7/18||@ HOU||8:20 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/11/18||@ PHI||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|2017||New York Jets||15||14||11.0||3||1||1||9||9.0||9||0||9|
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|2017||New York Jets||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|