The New England Patriots released defensive lineman Dominique Easley on Wednesday, the team announced.
The Patriots drafted Easley in the first-round of the 2014 draft (29th overall.) It’s a surprising move, I certainly didn’t expect it to happen, especially after two seasons. This is the fastest the Patriots have released a former first-round pick.
If a team does not claim him, the Patriots will have to pay him $3.6 million dollars, if they had kept him, they would owe him $1.9 million.
Reports are suggesting that Easley had some off the field problems which goes into some of the reasons they released him. One being, not rehabbing the way he was suppose to, and a law suit coming up against him for his dog biting someone.
In two seasons with the Patriots, Easley played in 22 games, made 23 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 interception and 1 passes defended.
He has so much talent but injuries and maybe a different kind of rehab on his injuries is keeping him from reaching his goal.