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.
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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...
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...
September 03, 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...
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...
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."...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

First-round pick Dominique Easley, Patriots finalize deal

Patriots’ brass were able to head to their summer vacation with all of their draft picks signed, as the team announced Monday it had finalized a deal with first-rounder Dominique Easley. Easley, a 6-foot-2-inch, 288-pound defensive lineman, was the 29th overall pick out of Florida. Though he was on a path to being a higher selection, Easley tore his ACL in the Gators’ third...
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June 23, 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...
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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...
May 15, 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...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

DL Dominique Easley competes to max

When Dominique Easley straps it up, the nasty defensive tackle looks to make opponents bleed. The Patriots’ newest interior lineman, who was selected with the 29th overall draft pick Thursday night, plays the game with a violent streak that should add a ferocious dynamic to the defense. “One of the great things about Dominique,” Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin said...
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May 10, 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....
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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...
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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...
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      
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Patriots ‘In The Mix’ To Draft Florida DT Dominique Easley

The New England Patriots are “in the mix” to select Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley in next week’s 2014 NFL draft, according to a source. The Patriots have some competition for Easley’s services, however, and they might be lucky if Easley falls to the No. 29 overall pick. The Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers are...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Gator Dominique Easley quells nerves, doubts with pro day showing

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If Dominique Easley was nervous, he didn't show it. If there were any lingering doubts in the back of his mind about the soundness of his surgically repaired right knee, they never bubbled to the surface. Easley stepped onto the field Thursday morning at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and went to work. The only clue of Easley's recent past was the bulky brace...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense still needs more

Like the offense, the Gator defense was in search of some answers. When Dominique Easley went down in 2013 the defense was not the same, mentoring a good line has been paramount. Still, it was the secondary that was hit hard by graduation and the NFL draft. The Gators have as little experience in the backfield as ever. They made some quality movement on defense, but the fall will have to see more.
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Muschamp sees leaders among linebackers

The injuries compounded the issue a year ago, but one of the things that was missing on both sides of the ball for the Florida Gators was leadership. On defense, Florida lost two starting linebackers from 2012 after both were drafted to the NFL. Their leader up front was hurt early in the year when Dominique Easley went down. Now they have some returning players that need to step up.
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: Florida DL Dominique Easley

Name: Dominique Easley Position: DE/DT School: Florida Year: Senior Ht: 6’2” Wt: 282 2010 Stats: 1 Solo Tackles, 3 Assisted 2011 Stats: 17 Solo Tackles, 20 Assisted, 7.5 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, and 1 Block 2012 Stats: 16 Solo Tackles, 10 Assisted, 8.5 TFL, 4 Sacks, 1 FR, and 1 Pass Deflections 2013 Stats (3 Games): 4 Solo Tackles, 1 Assisted, 2 TFL Dominique Easley came out...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida CB Roberson declares for NFL draft

Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft. Roberson, a 6-foot, 195-pound junior from Fort Lauderdale, announced his intentions Friday. He joins defensive tackle Dominique Easley and cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy as Florida players who left school early this season to pursue NFL careers. Gators coach Will Muschamp says it was a pleasure...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Recruiting: Gerald Willis III Commits to Gators; DE Chooses Florida Over LSU

Like his brother Landon Collins before him, Gerald Willis III will leave the state of Louisiana to play college football elsewhere. Down to Florida and LSU, the star defensive end committed to the Gators on Thursday during the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game. Willis was thought to be headed to LSU, but became the second of April Justin’s sons to not commit...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest update on 4-star Holley

The Florida Gators saw it first hand with the loss of a dominant defensive tackle during the season. The defense took a step backward when Dominique Easley fell to injury. Replacing Easley with talent isn't easy, but there's a big one that may be close to making up his mind and he grew up close to where Easley was from. Brooklyn, New York massive lineman Thomas Holley has...
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Thomas Holley Spurns Syracuse: How Have New York’s Other “Big Fish” Fared?

Thomas Holley is reportedly down to Penn State and Florida. Just another New York State big recruit who will leave the region and play for a bigger program. He had been courted by SU for years, and visited campus in the summer. Will Syracuse ever land the big fish? It’s fair to wonder. The Lincoln High defensive lineman stands 6-foot-4, 285-pounds and is rated as the No. 3 DT...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Three keys to a Florida win over FSU

Time: Saturday at noon. TV:ESPN GAINESVILLE, Fla. --Considering the way the season has gone for Florida, the end sounds about right. The Gators are coming off a 26-20 loss to FCS opponent Georgia Southern, the program's first loss to an FCS foe. They lost more players to injury against the Eagles. They have lost six consecutive games to secure a losing season for the first...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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