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February 13, 2021 01:08 PM
Nick Easton: Released by the Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton was released by the Saints on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Easton started nine games overall during the 2020 season, but multiple concussions late in the campaign eventually landed him on injured reserve in January. Now cleared of his most recent head injury, the 28-year-old will now aim to earn a reserve role elsewhere.

January 9, 2021 04:48 PM
Saints' Nick Easton: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Easton started nine games during the regular season, but now he won't be available until the Super Bowl. Cesar Ruiz is expected to start at right guard in Sunday's wild-card game against the Bears.

January 8, 2021 09:04 PM
Saints' Nick Easton: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's playoff game against the Bears, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The 28-year-old returned to start the regular-season finale after a two-game absence due to a concussion, and he suffered another concussion in that contest. Easton figures to be sidelined beyond Sunday's contest given the recency of the two concussions. Cesar Ruiz should be back at right guard for the Saints.

January 2, 2021 10:52 AM
Saints' Nick Easton: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (concussion) will play in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Easton has cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol and will return to action after missing the last two games. The 28-year-old is expected to start at right guard.

December 26, 2020 02:12 AM
Saints' Nick Easton: Unavailable for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (concussion) has been ruled out for Friday's game versus the Vikings.

After not practicing all week, Easton will miss a second straight game. Cesar Ruiz started in his place at right guard last week and is expected to assume that role again versus the Vikings.

December 18, 2020 11:12 PM
Saints' Nick Easton: Won't suit up against Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs.

Easton didn't practice all week after suffering a concussion in last week's loss to the Eagles. Cesar Ruiz appears to be the next man up at right guard. Easton will aim to return Week 16 against the Vikings for a Christmas Day outing.

December 13, 2020 06:32 PM
Saints' Nick Easton: Suffers concussion Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (concussion) will not return to Sunday's game against the Eagles, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Easton will have to fully clear the league's five-step concussion protocol before retaking the field. For the test of Sunday's contest, at least, Cesar Ruiz stands to fill in at right guard.

November 7, 2020 11:56 AM
Saints' Nick Easton: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (concussion) has cleared concussion protocol and will be available for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Easton has been sidelined for the Saints' previous two games. He is now set to resume his role as a reserve offensive lineman.

October 31, 2020 02:08 AM
Saints' Nick Easton: Ruled out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Bears, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Easton started the first five games of the season, but Cesar Ruiz has taken over while he sat out the last two contests. Ruiz is expected to start at right guard again Sunday.

October 23, 2020 11:16 PM
Saints' Nick Easton: Will miss another game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (concussion) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.

Easton hasn't cleared the league's concussion protocol and was unable to practice all week. He'll look to make enough progress to return Week 8 against the Bears.

October 12, 2020 10:36 PM
Saints' Nick Easton: Out with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton has been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game against the Chargers due to a concussion, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

It's unclear as to when Easton suffered the injury, but the Saints will be thin on the offensive line the rest of the way as a result.

March 18, 2019 08:48 PM
Saints' Nick Easton: Joining Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton will sign a four-year, $24 million contract with the Saints, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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 time training camp rolls around with his new team. The sizable contract suggests New Orleans views Easton as a possible replacement for center Max Unger, who recently decided to retire.

February 28, 2019 03:28 PM
Vikings' Nick Easton: Awaiting full medical clearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 his prospects as he heads into unrestricted free agency in March.

August 9, 2018 08:40 PM
Vikings' Nick Easton: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (neck) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Chad Graff of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

The decision to place Easton on IR was rather easy following the news that he'd need neck surgery and subsequently miss the entire 2018 season. Tom Compton will take over at left guard for the Vikings moving forward.

August 9, 2018 12:52 PM
Vikings' Nick Easton: Will miss 2018 with neck injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 7, 2018 04:04 PM
Vikings' Nick Easton: Misses practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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. Although the 25-year-old received medical clearance to practice back in April, he's apparently yet to return to full health. Easton struggled in 12 starts last year, but he's expected to man the left guard spot once again if he can avoid the injury bug.

April 26, 2018 12:24 PM
Vikings' Nick Easton: Participating in spring workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (ankle) is participating in spring workouts, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Easton fractured his right ankle in late December but didn't require a lengthy recovery process. His participation in spring workouts implies he has received medical clearance from the Vikings' medical staff. Though he's currently set to play the 2018 season on an expiring contract, Easton and the Vikings reportedly have mutual interest in a long-term deal, according to Tomasson.

April 17, 2018 11:52 AM
Vikings' Nick Easton: Inks tender to stay in Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (ankle) signed his restricted free agent tender with the Vikings on Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Easton's deal is worth $2.9 million and should solidify him a starting spot on the offensive line for 2018. Following the contract agreement, he joined the team for the start of offseason workouts, but there's no guarantee he's over the broken right ankle that he suffered Week 16.

January 23, 2018 10:32 PM
Vikings' Nick Easton: Will be ready for spring drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Easton (ankle) noted he will be ready for spring drills, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Easton fractured his right ankle in Week 16's win over the Packers, but the lineman doesn't speculate he'll miss any extra time in the offseason because of the injury. It is important to note the 25-year-old center is now a restricted free agent.

December 26, 2017 04:20 PM
Vikings' Nick Easton: Heads to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings placed Easton (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Easton was projected to miss 6-to-8 weeks after fracturing his ankle in Saturday's 16-0 win over the Packers and requiring surgery, making it an easy decision for the Vikings to shut him down for the season in order to open a roster spot. Jeremiah Sirles is slated to start at left guard in place of Easton in Week 17 against the Bears and for the duration of Minnesota's playoff run.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/303
Birthdate:
06/16/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Mebane, NC
School:
Harvard
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: