Easton sat out all of last season after undergoing surgery to fix a herniated disc. He reportedly is on the verge of receiving full medical clearance, so he should be good to go by the team training camp rolls around with his new team. The sizable contract suggests New Orleans view Easton as a possible replacement for center Max Unger, who recently decided to retire.
Easton (neck) is expected to receive full medical clearance in the near future, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Easton is recovering from a herniated disc in his neck, but his expected to return to full health is great news for a 26-year-old who's set to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year.
Easton (neck) was placed on Injured Reserve Thursday, Chad Graff of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
The decision to place Easton on Injured Reserve was rather easy following the news that he'd need neck surgery and subsequently miss the entire 2018 season. Tom Compton will be the guy at left guard for the Vikings moving forward.
Easton (neck) underwent surgery to correct a herniated disc Thursday and will likely miss the entire 2018 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The loss of Easton is a huge blow to the Vikings' Super Bowl aspirations. Easton was expected to help anchor one of the NFC's stronger offensive lines in 2018. If there is a silver lining to be found, it's that Easton's career does not appear to be in jeopardy. For now, it looks like Tom Compton will slide into what was formerly Easton's spot at left guard.
Easton is seeking a second opinion for neck and back injuries and did not participate in Monday's practice, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Easton missed Saturday's practice due to undisclosed injuries, and he was also sidelined Monday. The 25-year-old had received clearance to practice from the Vikings' medical staff back in April, but he's apparently yet to return to full health. Easton struggled in 12 starts last year, but he's expected to start at the left guard barring if he can avoid the injury bug.
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