This is the second reported visit for Easley since the Patriots surprisingly waived him weeks ago. Easley recently met with the Bengals over a week ago, but they apparently did not extend him a contract.
Before that, Falcons HC Dan Quinn told reporters that he’s had discussions with former Easley. However, Quinn did say that nothing was up between the them and Easley.
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 have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.