- According to Ben Volin, the Rams signed Easley to a one-year, minimum salary deal worth $600,000 with no guaranteed money, incentives or bonuses.
- Volin adds that the Patriots had offset language included in Easley’s contract, which means they still owe him $483,959, but will get a $600,000 salary cap credit in 2017.
- Easley’s contract also includes a split salary of $363,000 if he gets hurt and spends the season on the injured reserve list, per Volin.
The brought Easley in for a workout earlier in the day, so it appears as though he was impressive enough for them to extend him an offer following the session.
Easley previous found interest from the Bengals, but wound up leaving Cincinnati without an agreement.
It seems like the Rams could ask Easley will play a similar role to what Nick Fairley did for them last year.
Easley, 23, was taken with the No. 29 overall pick during the 2014 NFL Draft. He was in the third of his four-year, $7.303 million rookie contract when he was cut loose by the Patriots close to a month ago.
Easley’s career has largely been marred by injury, as he appeared in just 22 games over the course of his two years in the NFL with both seasons ending with him on injured reserve. In college, Easley tore both of his ACLs while playing for Florida, so there were obvious concerns about injuries hampering his NFL career.
In 2015, Easley appeared in 11 games for the Patriots and recorded 15 tackles and two sacks. Pro Football Focus gave him a solid rating overall last year, despite playing 275 snaps for the Patriots.
We had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.