NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, the Patriots still owe Easley more than a million in guaranteed money this year.
Although Easley ended each of his first two NFL seasons on injured reserve after tearing both ACLs in college, he was New England's most disruptive pass rusher when healthy. Prior to last season, coach Bill Belichick lauded Easley an "explosive player that is very disruptive."
The Rams are getting an effective first-round talent with major durability and attitude concerns. The question is whether he will ready to open the season after tearing his quadriceps in December.