Report: Dominique Easley appears to have serious knee injury

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Rams defensive end Dominique Easley was carted off the practice field with what NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says “is believed to be a serious knee injury.”

Easley will undergo an MRI on his knee tonight.

Easley, who is entering his fourth season, has familiarity with knee injuries. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in both knees while at Florida.

The ACL and medial meniscus tears in his right knee during his final season of 2013 dropped his draft stock. The Patriots drafted him 29th overall in 2014. He ended up on injured reserve with a knee injury as a rookie.

Easley is one of the few players on the Rams defense with experience playing the 3-4 and was expected to play heavy snaps in Wade Phillips’ defense this season. In 2016, his first season with the Rams, Easley played in all 16 games and had 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

6 responses to “Report: Dominique Easley appears to have serious knee injury

  1. I’m sure his knee was shredded when the Pat’s let him go but they hid it and refused to report it, just like they apparently do with concussions to their QB.

  2. Not the Patriots’ finest hour in their draft history but at least they moved on amd avoided Hart Lee Dykes 2.0 with years of dashed hopes.

  3. Part of why his time in New England ended prematurely, was because he wouldn’t listen to the doctors. They set his rehab schedule/activities, and he would do his own thing. So they let him go do his on thing for someone else. And now, I doubt anyone in New England is shocked by these events. Could have been a really good player in the league. But his knees were just “fragile”. Only way I can describe it. And his personality was such that he knows everything and can do it his own way. Not a good combination

  4. I’ve sat in the end zone during a game and I marveled at the freaky moves this kid has. But that endzone prospective made me realize that his knees probably can’t support the rest of his body on all the quick cuts he has to make to win his one on one battles. If he was a power player the knees probably wouldn’t be as big of an issue? But he wins with quickness. His knees have probably doomed his career.

    He had potential to be truly special with that elite quickness. His body has sort of failed his skill set.

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