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Dominique Easley, Reportedly Heading To Patriots IR, Doesn’t Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — It appears New England Patriots defensive tackle Dominique Easley’s season is over. The Patriots are placing their 2014 first-round draft pick on injured reserve, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. Easley didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice, and tight end Steve Maneri has taken his place on the 53-man roster. Practice-squad offensive lineman...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Knee Injury Keeps Dominqiue Easley Out Of Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — Dominique Easley is back on the mend with a knee injury. The New England Patriots 2014 first-round draft pick missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday after appearing to re-injure himself last week during the team’s lone bye-week session. The defensive lineman has been listed on the injury report all season with a hurt knee as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered...
Via NESN.com
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Brandon LaFell Returns From Reported Illness

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell must have been feeling better Wednesday after missing the New England Patriots’ previous practice with a reported illness. The Patriots wide receiver returned to practice, which was held in the Dana-Farber Field House, as New England prepares to play in the Indianapolis Colts’ domed Lucas Oil Stadium. LaFell reportedly was suffering from strep...
Via NESN.com
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patiots Practice Report: Dominique Easley Leaves Field With Trainers

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ bye week might have started out on a sour note. Patriots defensive tackle Dominique Easley left the practice field with a trainer during warmups, when the team stretches and jogs. Easley walked gingerly to a cart at the end of the field, and sat talking with trainers for the rest of the portion of practice open to the media. Easley has...
Via NESN.com
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Stud Recruit CeCe Jefferson Looks Good Carrying Gators’ Chucky Doll

Stud recruit CeCe Jefferson looks good carrying the Gators' Chucky Doll, a new tradition started by Dominique Easley.
Via Gamedayr
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominique Easley Physically Ready To Receive More Snaps For Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots rookie defensive tackle Dominique Easley might be thrown into the fire this week against the Minnesota Vikings after receiving just 27 snaps in his NFL debut. Easley is 11 months removed from tearing his right ACL with the Florida Gators, but he says he’s physically ready to see more action in Week 2. Linebacker Jamie Collins’ absence...
Via NESN.com
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Rookies Face Unfamiliar Challenges In Game Planning For Dolphins

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ rookies face their first big test this week even before taking the field on Sunday in their Week 1 season opener against the Miami Dolphins. For the first time this season, the Patriots are preparing for an opponent and installing a game plan. Head coach Bill Belichick said preparing for the Dolphins will be a big jump for the Patriots...
Via NESN.com
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida eager to get started, change 4-8 to 1-0

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) It might be hard to find a team more eager for the season to begin than Florida. Coming off their worst year since 1979, the Gators are ready to start anew, end a seven-game losing streak and prove last year's 4-8 debacle was a fluke. Florida opens Saturday against six-touchdown underdog Idaho, which has just four wins over the last three years. ''Everybody...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense usually a strength for Gators under Will Muschamp

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Whether he's screaming from the sideline or punching a white board in the locker room, Florida's Will Muschamp knows defense. It's what he played. It's what he coached. It's what the Gators have done best during his tenure. Often overshadowed by a woeful offense, Florida's defense has set a pretty high standard during Muschamp's first three seasons in Gainesville...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense usually a strength for Gators under Will Muschamp

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Whether he's screaming from the sideline or punching a white board in the locker room, Florida's Will Muschamp knows defense. It's what he played. It's what he coached. It's what the Gators have done best during his tenure. Often overshadowed by a woeful offense, Florida's defense has set a pretty high standard during Muschamp's first three seasons in Gainesville...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense rules at Florida, at least under Muschamp

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Whether he's screaming from the sideline or punching a white board in the locker room, Florida's Will Muschamp knows defense. It's what he played. It's what he coached. It's what the Gators have done best during his tenure. Often overshadowed by a woeful offense, Florida's defense has set a pretty high standard during Muschamp's first three seasons in Gainesville...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Dominique Easley Trying To Exceed Bill Belichick’s Expectations

FOXBORO, Mass. — Dominique Easley is making important progress in his recovery from a torn right ACL just in time for the start of the New England Patriots’ 2014 season. Easley participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time on Monday, which means that the Patriots think that his knee is healed enough to be on the field with 21 other players — there’s a bigger risk for...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Aaron Dobson, Dominique Easley Return

FOXBORO, Mass. — Aaron Dobson and Dominique Easley made their triumphant return to the New England Patriots practice field on Monday. Their presence marked the first time either player has practiced in Patriots training camp this summer. Defensive tackle Easley, a 2014 first-round pick, is coming off a torn ACL suffered in September during practice with the Florida Gators. Dobson...
Via NESN.com
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

1st round pick Dominique Easley still a week away

Via Patriots.comPatriots first round pick Dominique Easley isn't in Richmond and is still at least a week away from practicing.According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald:"The defensive tackle, who is on the non-football injury list, continues to rehab his torn ACL, and the team wants his knee to be at full strength to prevent re-injury before putting him on the field."The defensive...
Via Patriots Life
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominique Easley Can Allow Patriots To Be Creative On Defense (Mailbag)

Bill Belichick might have found his next great movable chess piece in the 2014 NFL draft. Belichick praised defensive lineman Dominique Easley on his versatility the night the New England Patriots head coach drafted the No. 29 overall pick. Easley played all over the Florida Gators’ front four while he was healthy as a collegiate. “He’s played everywhere along the defensive...
Via NESN.com
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Minicamp Observations: Dominique Easley Returns To Practice (Video)

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ first-round draft pick was inside the Dana-Farber Field House on Thursday, practicing with the rest of the team. Easley was not wearing a brace on his right knee, but he was sporting a full leg sleeve. Easley tore his right ACL during practice in September with the Florida Gators. Easley warmed up with the team and participated in positional...
Via NESN.com
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots build with eye beyond 2014

The New England Patriots added nine players in the 2014 NFL Draft to bolster their squad that fell one game short of reaching the Super Bowl in 2013.Bill Belichick once again made some surprising selections, which seem to have become the norm for the Patriots in the last few years.However, the future Hall of Famer always seems to make it work as he prepares for his 16th season with...
Via Patriots Life
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dominique Easley Limited In Patriots Practices On Torn ACL

New England Patriots rookie defensive tackle Dominique Easley tore his right ACL fewer than eight months ago, but he’s already back on the practice field. Easley has been participating in Patriots rookie practices on a limited basis, a source told the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe on Thursday. Easley said Monday that his target date to get back on the field was “as soon as possible...
Via NESN.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Post-Draft Q&A

Following the draft, I had the chance to sit down with former Foxboro Blog contributor, Stephen Sheehan.  We chatted about Dominique Easley, Jon Halapio, and his thoughts on the Patriots’ draft.  Stephen is currently a NFL/NFL Draft writer for Fanrag.com. You and I both had Dominique Easley as pick #29 on our final mock drafts. What made you think Easley was going to be the pick...
Via Foxboro Blog
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Patriots get a mediocre grade for their draft

If there's one thing we can all agree on, this year's draft by the Patriots was a little bit underwhelming. No big splashes were made to improve the team for this year. The biggest thing the team did was draft a quarterback in the second round, something that has driven many Patriots fans up a wall.Here's what some of our writers took away from all that transpired in Radio City Music...
Via Patriots Life
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominique Easley’s Target Return From ACL Tear: ‘As Soon As Possible’

Dominique Easley walked into the New England Patriots’ locker room and found a jersey with an offensive lineman’s number hanging in his stall. The Patriots’ No. 29 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft will wear No. 74, a number that Easley said he has no connection with. Easley, who wore No. 2 at Florida – rare for a 288-pound defensive tackle — didn’t seem to be bothered...
Via NESN.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts on the Dominique Easley pick

Easley is a disruptive force when healthy. AP PhotoNow that we've all had a night to digest the Patriots surprising pick of Dominique Easley with the 29th pick, here are some of my reactions to the selection.Bad value? Not so fastQuite a few fans and analysts thought the selection of Easley was a bit of a reach, as most projections had him lasting well into the second round. However...
Via Patriots Life
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Select DT Dominique Easley In First Round

With the 29th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the New England Patriots selected DT Dominique Easley out of the University of Florida. Easley, 22, was a three year starter for the Gators. He played in 32 games in parts of four seasons totaling 72 tackles and 18 tackles for loss between 2010-13. While at Florida, he tore both of his ACL’s one against FSU his sophomore year and another...
Via Sox and Dawgs
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots select Gators DT Dominique Easley

Former Gator defensive lineman Dominique Easley was selected 29th overall in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday night by the New England Patriots. Easley is the 46th Gator drafted all-time in the first round. With Easley's selection, the Gators have now had a defensive lineman drafted in the first round in each of the last two drafts, as Sharrif Floyd was taken by...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Pick 29: Patriots Select Dominique Easley

Courtesy of Round 1 Pick #29: New England Patriots Dominique Easley, defensive tackle, Florida Gators      
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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