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1 minute ago, weezy01212 said:

I was thinking the other day maybe the issue was more injury related.

Quite possible. It seems many doctors have different opinions, as we see with Shaq Lawson undergoing surgery. We seem to be staying away from players with injury history this offseason

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Here why I think we didnt bring him in. 

Former teammate: Injuries and locker room cancer led to Dominique Easley release

Posted by Josh Alper on April 14, 2016, 9:03 AM EDT
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Matthew Slater #18 and Dominique Easley #99 of the New England Patriots react during the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Getty Images

The Patriots released defensive tackleDominique Easley on Wednesday, ending his run with the team less than two full years after he was selected in the first round of the 2014 draft.

Easley’s two seasons with the Patriots saw him perform solidly when he was on the field, although he wasn’t on the field as often as the team would have liked. He missed 10 games over the last two years with a variety of injuries, although one of Easley’s former teammates in New England told Ben Volin of the Boston Globe that health wasn’t the only reason he was unsurprised by Wednesday’s news.

“Saw that coming,” Easley’s unnamed former teammate said. “Injuries and locker room cancer.”

Easley reportedly butted heads with the Patriots over how to rehab his injuries and Volin spoke to other league sources who advanced the narrative of Easley upsetting people off the field. One source called Easley “disrespectful and irresponsible” and he faces a lawsuit from a friend who says Easley’s dog attacked him while he was staying at Easley’s house. Per Volin, Easley is also bracing for a pair of other lawsuits.

The Patriots took a cap hit to get rid of Easley and will be on the hook for his entire salary if he doesn’t land another job, so there doesn’t appear to have been much hope in New England that things were going to get better. We’ll find out Thursday if another team is willing to make the opposite bet by claiming Easley off of waivers.

 

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/04/14/former-teammate-injuries-and-locker-room-cancer-led-to-dominique-easley-release/

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Would have loved to have him but not if the article is true. Tough team first players that will fight for each other is what I like. I think the team building will go a long way. It holds players accountable and make each player want to play for each other.

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