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  • WTH: Patriots cut their 2014 1st round pick Dominique Easley

    Bryson Vesnaver ‎@PFF_Bryson

    Easley was the Pats most productive interior defender last year, despite low snaps. Injuries the only issue with him
    4:07 PM - 13 Apr 2016



    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-...minique-easley

    The Patriots have cut ties with former first-round pick Dominique Easley, the team announced on Wednesday. Easley had been in New England since 2014 when the Patriots made him the 29th-overall pick in the NFL Draft. CSN Northeast's Tom Curran initially reported the news.

    Although Easley has had trouble staying healthy during his two-year career, the move was still somewhat of a surprise, because he was productive when he was on the field.

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    CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has reported that "off-field issues" played a part into the decision.

    According to the Houston Chronicle, one of those issues may have involved a lawsuit that Easley's facing in Florida. A man in Palm Beach County filed a lawsuit alleging that Easley's dog bit him and caused an injury.

    Whatever the issue was though, Easley definitely must have upset the Patriots brass, because cutting him will actually cost the team money. Easley would've counted $1.99 million against the salary cap this year; instead, the Patriots will take a dead cap hit of about $2.9 million.


  • #2
    He must've really pissed Bill off...

    Mr. Easley, Rex Ryan on line 1.

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    • #3
      Why don't we bring him in? We need DT help. He lives in South Florida so he doesn't have to travel far.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FTLDOLFAN View Post
        Why don't we bring him in? We need DT help. He lives in South Florida so he doesn't have to travel far.
        No doubt! I would've been on the phone with him the minute i found out he'd been cut!

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        • #5
          Btw, that part in the story about one of the off-field issues may have been the lawsuit he faces because his dog bit someone has got to be one of the dumbest things i've heard in a while,, how in the hell does that in any way reflect badly on Easley??,, unless maybe he's actually the one to bite the guy...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Driven_Phinsane! View Post
            Btw, that part in the story about one of the off-field issues may have been the lawsuit he faces because his dog bit someone has got to be one of the dumbest things i've heard in a while,, how in the hell does that in any way reflect badly on Easley??,, unless maybe he's actually the one to bite the guy...
            there has to be more to it than the lawsuit for a dogbite. but i would still bring him in for a look. he was dominant in college.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Driven_Phinsane! View Post
              Btw, that part in the story about one of the off-field issues may have been the lawsuit he faces because his dog bit someone has got to be one of the dumbest things i've heard in a while,, how in the hell does that in any way reflect badly on Easley??,, unless maybe he's actually the one to bite the guy...

              Yeah... no, that would have no bearing whatsoever. This is a team with past Murders, cheaters, and thugs. The dog bite and lawsuit would have no bearing at all.

              From what's being reported, Easley was a douche in college and notorious for his attitude and his lack of being on time for meetings and such. He and the team had a falling out over his knee treatment. The Pats wanted him following their doctors and rehabbing under their guidance and supervision and he was in Germany seeking treatment and doing his own thing.

              Dunno what's real and what's rumor, but he's done as a Patriot and they ate a CAP hit of almost a $1 by cutting him to get rid of him.

              He plays the same position as Suh. I'd definitely bring him in on the cheap to spell Suh and be in the rotation as long as he can pass a physical and he's not a detriment in the locker room.

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              • #8
                He would be a good addition to the DT rotation. Suh Mitchell Phillips and Easley.

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                • cuchulainn
                  cuchulainn commented
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                  Yes, that was my thought as well.

              • #9
                Originally posted by cuchulainn View Post


                Yeah... no, that would have no bearing whatsoever. This is a team with past Murders, cheaters, and thugs. The dog bite and lawsuit would have no bearing at all.

                From what's being reported, Easley was a douche in college and notorious for his attitude and his lack of being on time for meetings and such. He and the team had a falling out over his knee treatment. The Pats wanted him following their doctors and rehabbing under their guidance and supervision and he was in Germany seeking treatment and doing his own thing.

                Dunno what's real and what's rumor, but he's done as a Patriot and they ate a CAP hit of almost a $1 by cutting him to get rid of him.

                He plays the same position as Suh. I'd definitely bring him in on the cheap to spell Suh and be in the rotation as long as he can pass a physical and he's not a detriment in the locker room.
                I guess in reality who're we kidding here?? If the Patriots; a team known for getting the most out of malcontents & NFL bad boys can't get a guy to walk the line, and decide to cut their losses of a first round pick after only two years,, we'd have absolutely zero chance of getting the guy to wake up...Some guys no matter how talented will never clue in..

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                • #10
                  Easley would make a career at the Dolphins, that's why we're last and the Pastsies are first...

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                  • #11
                    He has talent. I would claim him and see what happens. Fact is we need to upgrade Mitchell and adding a young former 1st round pick wouldn't hurt, and he'll come cheap for a year or two.

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                    • #12
                      Word from up here on the Deathstar is that the guy was a "locker room cancer". Right, wrong or indifferent, the Pats doNot mess around.. Football is a business and it is Belichick/Kraft way or the highway......just like our organization that hires 4th choice coaches and allows them to grind the team into mediocrity before the owner steps in and does it all over again.

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                      • AquaXI
                        AquaXI commented
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                        Agree! I don't want him if he is a tantrum thrower or Cancer.

                    • #13
                      Once a guy gets paid, you just never know what might happen to their drive and motivation. By the time guys like Maurice Clarett realize what they've lost they have just enough money left to buy a gun and try to rob someone. Someone in the Dolphins front office (Chris Greer?) warned Ireland that Dion Jordan was only in it for the first check.

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by Kato View Post
                        Word from up here on the Deathstar is that the guy was a "locker room cancer". Right, wrong or indifferent, the Pats doNot mess around.. Football is a business and it is Belichick/Kraft way or the highway......just like our organization that hires 4th choice coaches and allows them to grind the team into mediocrity before the owner steps in and does it all over again.

                        Easley is the same guy he was in college with the same flags. Hubris on Bill's part in drafting him with their 1st overall pick in the 2014 draft when he knew Easley's reputation to begin with.

                        They've now lost 2 of their last 5 1st overall picks this off-season...

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by cuchulainn View Post


                          Easley is the same guy he was in college with the same flags. Hubris on Bill's part in drafting him with their 1st overall pick in the 2014 draft when he knew Easley's reputation to begin with.

                          They've now lost 2 of their last 5 1st overall picks this off-season...

                          Oh dont get me wrong.....hubris is a nice word to describe Bill. I think he is an arrogant Ahole. The perplexing thing is that even with a spotty draft record it hasnt slowed them down much. They do have and trust a process and a consistent approach with visions aligned that transcends personality and is one reason for their success......that and a disingenuous, sneaky HOF QB.

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                          • cuchulainn
                            cuchulainn commented
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                            Yes, completely agree on Bill and the pats. I do wish we have had as good a scouting dept and a unified team vision the past decade. I've often wondered how things would have turned out if Ross had simply told Carl Peterson to go fly a kite and have let Ireland hire Mike McCoy... water under the bridge now.

                            Hoping we have corrected the internal dysfunction now and the FO and Coaches are all on the same page. We need a strong draft in the worst way.

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