DOMINIQUE EASLEY NEWS

Florida's defense is loaded with future NFL first-round picks

In the past three years, the Florida Gators have produced four first-round picks on defense (Sharif Floyd, Matt Elam, Dominique Easley and Dante Fowler). UF figures to have a few more coming soon, starting with All-American CB Vernon Hargreaves III. Hargreaves headlines what will be a loaded Gator secondary that also includes other talented corners such as Jalen Tabor and Brian Poole...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots DL Dominique Easley ‘Much More Comfortable Now Than Last Year’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Dominique Easley suffered a torn ACL in each of his knees during his college career at Florida, but his impressive performance on the field for the Gators helped prevent him from falling out of Round 1 in the 2014 NFL Draft. The New England Patriots selected Easley with the 29th overall pick, and as he enters his sophomore campaign and hopefully moves further...
Via NESN.com
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominique Easley and all things New England Patriots

A player the New England Patriots are counting on to contribute more in 2015 is former 1st round pick, defensive lineman Dominique Easley. The former Florida Gators standout was a guest of Sirius-XM NFL Radio Sunday and had some interesting things to say on a variety of topics. Easley has been raising awareness for the medical condition fibromyalgia, which afflicts his sister. As...
Via EndZoneScore
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Football Community Reacts To The Death Of Former Gators’ DB Chris Johnson, Who Died At 22

Chris Johnson, a former Florida Gators’ defensive back who played in Gainesville for two seasons before transferring to Duquesne, passed away at the age of 22 Friday night.  The news of the death was shocking to everyone familiar with the defensive back known to many as “Juice.”  Following the news of the passing, numerous members of the Florida football community passed...
Via College Spun
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominique Easley Sets Chucky Doll Tradition Straight

Dominique Easley took to Twitter to set the Chucky Doll tradition straight, making sure the world knows belongs to the Florida Gators.
Via Gamedayr
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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
December 17, 2014  |  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

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

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

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

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
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