When the New England Patriots selected defensive lineman Dominique Easley in the first round of the NFL draft back in May, it was expected that he would need some time to continue to recover from his knee injury. So that is why it should come as no surprise that he still not ready to hit the practice field with the Patriots, as they head down to Richmond to practice with the Redskins.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Easley has not been cleared to play, and will stay in Foxboro while the Patriots head down to Virginia.
Patriots first-round pick Dominique Easley hasn’t been cleared to begin practicing this week and won’t travel with the team to Richmond today, according to a source.
He also mentions that the earliest possible time for Easley to practice will be Saturday, as that is the next time New England will hold a practice session in Foxboro.
If Dominique Easley can get 100% healthy, he could not only be a dominant force on the Patriots, but he could dominate the entire NFL. He is so explosive off the ball, that in a few years, he could potentially be one of the best interior pass rushers in the game. Of course, he has to show that he can stay healthy, and be willing to listen to the Patriots, as they try tweak his game in order for him to excel at the professional level. Hopefully, he will be able to contribute to the Patriots in a big way over the next couple of months.