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December 5, 2018 12:52 PM
Raiders' Kony Ealy: Signs on with Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy inked a contract with the Raiders on Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

While Ealy was part of the active roster earlier in the season, he was buried on the depth chart and didn't have an opportunity to take the field. With the Raiders dealing with multiple injuries along the defensive line this time around, Ealy could make his 2018 debut Sunday.

November 13, 2018 09:08 PM
Kony Ealy: Released Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders released Ealy on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Ealy signed a contract with the Raiders on Nov. 5, but failed to appear in Sunday's game against the Chargers. The former second-round pick will look to revive his career elsewhere.

November 5, 2018 07:04 PM
Raiders' Kony Ealy: Signs with Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy signed a contract with the Raiders on Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Ealy's place on the 53-man roster comes at the expense of fellow defensive end James Cowser. The former second-round pick recorded at least four sacks in each of his first three NFL seasons, and is expected to serve a depth role in Oakland's 4-3 defense.

September 1, 2018 11:44 PM
Kony Ealy: Released by Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy was cut 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 in 2017 during 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 he'll now look to latch on to another roster elsewhere.

April 6, 2018 04:16 PM
Cowboys' Kony Ealy: Signs with Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy signed a contract with the Cowboys on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

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 season, though he'll likely be a bit buried on the Cowboys depth chart and have to earn any snaps he eventually gets.

December 31, 2017 11:48 AM
Jets' Kony Ealy: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 29, 2017 04:32 PM
Jets' Kony Ealy: Injures knee in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 7, 2017 09:36 PM
Jets' Kony Ealy: Records first sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 13, 2017 01:16 PM
Jets' Kony Ealy: Full practice participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Friday and is expected to play Sunday against the Patriots.

Ealy was in danger of missing his second consecutive game, but now that he's ready to go, he may receive even more snaps. With Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) a game-time decision, Ealy will share snaps with Lawrence Thomas if Wilkerson can't play.

October 6, 2017 08:52 PM
Jets' Kony Ealy: Ruled out with shoulder ailment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy (shoulder) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Ealy has been inconsistent this year and hasn't logged enough tackles to be a viable IDP threat. However, he blocked four passes and recorded an interception against the Jags in Week 4, leading to a solid fantasy day. Regardless, that outing was an anomaly and shouldn't be used to project long-term value.

August 28, 2017 11:16 AM
Jets' Kony Ealy: Claimed by Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy was claimed by the Jets on Sunday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Ealy's release from New England was surprising considering the success he's had early in his career. It seems like there were a fair amount of suitors interested in Ealy's services, but the Jets were able to snag the 25-year-old thanks to the team's high priority on the waiver wire. Ealy will slide into a strong defensive front and perhaps be stuck behind the likes of Muhammad Wilkerson, Leonard Williams and Sheldon Richardson for the time being.

August 26, 2017 03:48 PM
Kony Ealy: Cut by Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy was released by the Patriots on Saturday, Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Sports Journal reports.

Ealy was traded to the Patriots along with a third-round draft pick in exchange for a second-round selection in March, but he reportedly didn't fit into the Patriots' defensive scheme. His release opens a starting spot at defensive end that could be filled by either Geneo Grissom or Deatrich Wise.

March 11, 2017 03:32 PM
Patriots' Kony Ealy: Headed to New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers have traded Ealy and a third-round draft pick to the Patriots in exchange for a second-round choice, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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.

December 6, 2016 05:35 PM
Panthers' Kony Ealy: Notches third sack of season Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 30, 2016 11:53 AM
Panthers' Kony Ealy: Good to go in Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 28, 2016 03:53 PM
Panthers' Kony Ealy: Questionable to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy (illness) is questionable to play in Sunday's tilt against the Cardinals.

Kony is simply under the weather and should be ready for action.

August 4, 2016 10:48 AM
Panthers' Kony Ealy: Back at practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 3, 2016 09:54 PM
Panthers' Kony Ealy: Still in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy is still in the concussion protocol for Wednesday's practice, Jonathon Jones of the Observer reports.

Ealy originally sustained the concussion during Saturday's practice. Although he still has no solid return date, he is considered day-to-day, and should have ample time to recover before the preseason starts for the Panthers on Aug. 11.

July 31, 2016 11:40 AM
Panthers' Kony Ealy: Going through concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy suffered a head injury during practice Saturday and is going through the concussion protocol, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Ealy will now go through the league's mandated protocol, which will likely keep him sidelined for at least the next few days. A concrete return date won't be available until further testing is done, so consider Ealy day-to-day until more information is provided. An expected starter on the defensive line for the upcoming season, Ealy shouldn't have trouble returning prior to the team's first preseason matchup that is scheduled for Aug. 20 in Tennessee against the Titans.

December 6, 2015 03:12 PM
Panthers' Kony Ealy: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ealy (neck) is active for Sunday's contest in New Orleans.

Ending the week with full practices Thursday and Friday, Ealy will brush off a stiff neck in his quest to record a sack in a sixth consecutive game,

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/275
Birthdate:
12/21/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO, USA
School:
Missouri
NFL Experience:
5
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