UPDATE (10:40 a.m. ET): If Dominique Easley feared the worst, he got it. The Los Angeles Rams defensive end is out for the season with a torn ACL, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
ORIGINAL STORY: Dominique Easley’s promising tenure with the Los Angeles Rams hit a sudden roadblock Tuesday.
Easley went down with a leg injury in a team scrimmage during the Rams’ first day of full pads at training camp. The Rams defensive end was carted off the field, and according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, L.A. is fearing the worst.
Easley has had particularly tough luck with injuries. His injury history at Florida was a big reason why he fell to the New England Patriots with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he played in just 22 games with the Patriots over two seasons.
Easley’s time in New England ended on a sour note but appeared to be turning things around with the Rams. The 25-year-old played in all 16 games for L.A. last season, tallying 24 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks and a pass deflection while forcing two fumbles.
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