Rosenhaus is confident Dominique Easley will find a new team

AP

On Monday, agent Drew Rosenhaus officially commenced the representation of defensive lineman Dominique Easley. On Wednesday, the Patriots waived the 2014 first-round pick. On Thursday, Easley cleared waivers, the final two years of his rookie deal, with a guaranteed base salary of $1.083 million in 2016 unclaimed.

He’s now a free agent, able to sign with any team. Rosenhaus told Friday’s PFT Live that he’s confident someone else will give Easley a chance.

“Well, at this point I think it’s just a matter of them meeting with Dom,” Rosenhaus said. “Obviously, there’s been some speculation about his health, why the Patriots would release him. I think it’s a matter of clubs getting to meet him, getting to know him, spending time with him. Potentially taking him through a physical, getting comfortable with him. I think he’s just an elite talent. Once we get this process going and he starts to visit with clubs I think he’ll be signed very quickly and there are a lot of teams interested in him at this point. I don’t expect him to be unsigned for an extended period of time.”

An unnamed former teammate has called Easley a “locker room cancer,” and another source has described Easley as “disrespectful and irresponsible.”

Still, talent typically trumps those concerns. If another team concludes Easley has it, they’ll work on smoothing out any rough edges.

28 responses to “Rosenhaus is confident Dominique Easley will find a new team

  1. If another team concludes Easley has it, they’ll work on smoothing out any rough edges.
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    I think that is becoming less likely these days. Teams just don’t want the headache; which is a good thing.

  2. Of course Easley will find a new team but rest assured the things we’ve heard publicly about this bad guy are just the tip of the iceberg.
    Belichick did not blow this guy out because of dog bites and missed massage appointments.

  3. Sticking the Pats with a $3.6M charge is worth more to other teams than actually signing this guy

  4. Of course someone will take a flyer on him. Given his propensity for signing them them I am surprised he isn’t one of Reese’a broken pieces with the Giants already.

  5. Book a plane ticket to Minneapolis, they will not only retain a child beating RB, they gave him a raise when he had no leverage, they employed Randy Moss after striking a meter maid with his car, and domestic abuse is routinely overlooked, even if it means the player is sitting in jail for a Sunday game because the judge doesn’t come in till Monday.

    These are the Vikings we are talking about, talent isn’t even a consideration.

  6. amaf21 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 12:12 PM
    Dallas and Baltimore will get into a bidding war over this goon. Book it.
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    A bidding war when they could have had him at a million bucks??? Not likely.

  7. Rosenhaus is confident that Easley will find a new team this year and that Josh Gordon will play, but dropped Manziel because he thinks he’s killing himself.

    This is a dire warning for Johnny Football.

  8. ” I think it’s a matter of clubs getting to meet him, getting to know him, spending time with him.”

    That is just what the Patriots did, and for whatever reasons they decided to cut bait. What is clear is the reasons were not lack of talent.

    The face in that picture speaks volumes but honestly I am not sure what it says. Intensity, focus, or attitude?

  9. He sounds like a real jerk. I wouldn’t want anyone like that on my team, period. The game is about teamwork and trust. That kind of person is not about those things.

  10. It’s been a good week for Rosenhaus. He’s certainly had his name in the news quite a bit thanks to Gordon, Manziel and Easley. Talk about bottom feeder.

  11. Patriots are not setting themselves up very well. No first round pick in 2016, cut 2014 first round pick, traded 2012(Chandler Jones) first round pick (got a 2nd round back), and 2008 first round pick retired (Jerrod Mayo).

  12. Rosenhaus is holding up incredibly well, bravely forging on with his other turd-polishing missions despite how stunned and distraught he must be after Manziel doing a 360° (literally) on him in behavior, commitment and attitude, within minutes of signing their agreement.

  13. Yeah he has talent but he clearly did not toe the line and Belichick will not stand for ANY player being a locker room problem, period. He benched one of the heroes of the Super Bowl for being late to practice, he is NOT messing around…

  14. If BB cuts you, you’re done. Plain and simple.

    Sure, you can go take some other teams’ money and pretend you’re great, but we’ve seen that way too many times before.

    BB gives you every chance to stay on the team, so if he cuts you, that’s pretty bad.

  15. Easley, Gordon, and Manziel signing with Rosenhaus is an example of their inflated views of their value. Rosenhaus is a guy who represents very high end talent “that performs on the field”. These guys all have talent but they let their egos and demons destroy the opportunity talent gave them. I am surprised Rosenhaus has time for them.

  16. If the Patriots are getting rid of him then he’s not worth signing. Ex Patriots besides Revis have all been average at best.

  17. EJ says:
    Apr 15, 2016 1:50 PM
    If the Patriots are getting rid of him then he’s not worth signing. Ex Patriots besides Revis have all been average at best.

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    Adam Vinitieri believes you are wrong

  18. zoneread510 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 1:23 PM
    Patriots are not setting themselves up very well. No first round pick in 2016, cut 2014 first round pick, traded 2012(Chandler Jones) first round pick (got a 2nd round back), and 2008 first round pick retired (Jerrod Mayo).

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    Yet they will still open the season ranked in the top 5 power rankings and are more likely than not to be competing in yet another AFCCG.

    Maybe you should be worrying about your team.

  19. nhpats says: Adam Vinitieri believes you are wrong
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    Well, not exactly a cut.

    Adam V is a Hall of Fame kicker and has a freak long great career

    However the Patriots replaced him with a guy who was better and younger at half the price

    So perhaps the point about guy BB has cut generally not going on to greatness – but there’ve been a ton of good and great players who BB simply couldn’t afford to re-sign. Very different.

  20. j0esixpack says:
    Apr 15, 2016 2:57 PM

    nhpats says: Adam Vinitieri believes you are wrong
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    Well, not exactly a cut.

    Adam V is a Hall of Fame kicker and has a freak long great career

    However the Patriots replaced him with a guy who was better and younger at half the price

    So perhaps the point about guy BB has cut generally not going on to greatness – but there’ve been a ton of good and great players who BB simply couldn’t afford to re-sign. Very different.
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    Seymour was still a good player but it is a salary cap league and you have to maximize value if you want to earn a legion of jealous idiots being bitter over your prolonged success.

  21. How many players does Rosenhaus represent and how many of them elite, talented but still non problematic?

    He seems to control the market on tough to control clients.

  22. He’ll clean up his act for a while to get a job, and we’ll all hear him and his new team singing Kumbaya….for a while.

    Maybe they cut him because he hired Drew Rosenhaus?

    It seems like players out of Florida have “issues.” Tebow excluded of course. Someone get Urban Meyer on the phone….

    Belichick may need to put less stock in Meyer’s players. It’s not been good for him.

    Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Spikes, Dom Easley, Jon Halapio, Jermaine Cunningham, Chad Jackson, Jeremy Mincey, Gus Scott…..

    Seems like if they get 2-3 picks that stick annually, it’s a good draft.

  23. AngryHumanoid, you aren’t kidding about New England not tolerating shenanigans from anyone!

    If I recall, he also benched Welker the first half of a playoff game, or one with playoff seeding at stake, for his absolutely hilarious, perfectly deadpan monologue in which he shoehorned 17 different foot analogies in two minutes, after Rex Ryan’s fetish somehow became public.

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