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Week 7 Outlook
One day after being carted off the field during practice it has been confirmed that Dominique Easley has a torn ACL and is done for the season.
This is a huge blow for the Rams defense. Easley played a big part in the rotation along the defensive and also played a big role in the effectiveness of Aaron Donald by demanding attention with his play. The Rams have depth across the defensive front but they will now have to get creative with their rotations in order to keep players fresh.
Dominique Easley was carted off the field on Tuesday with what the team described as a "serious knee injury."
On paper, losing Easley may not seem like a big deal but it will affect what the Rams are able to do up front and how other teams are able to block Easley's fellow linemen. It will affect the rotations and keeping players like Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers fresh for late in the game. Easley also played a big part in keeping teams from double teaming his teammates by being one of the most productive interior lineman on a per snap basis last season. More should be known about Easley's condition on Wednesday, but for now, fantasy owners should not be optimistic.
The Los Angeles Rams and DL Dominique Easley agreed to terms on a one-year deal. The former first-round pick was released by the Patriots earlier in the offseason.
The Los Angeles Rams add depth to their already stout defensive line by signing Dominique Easley on Tuesday. Easley is the fifth former first-round pick to join their line that includes Robert Quinn, Aaron Donald, Michael Brockers and Quinton Coples, The Rams defense should once again be in the mix to finish the season ranked in the top 10 in fantasy points scored.
The New England Patriots released DT Dominique Easley on Wednesday.
The Patriots released Dominique Easley. Easley was New England's first-round pick in 2014. He was hampered by injuries since entering the NFL and only played in 22 games in a two-year span. Easley has three sacks and an interception in his short career.
Patriots defensive lineman Dominque Easley (leg) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, CSN New England's Tom E. Curran reports.
Former first round pick Easley was having a breakout year on the defensive line for the Patriots. His loss will hurt the pass rush of New England.