Rams News: Defensive Lineman Dominique Easley Signs One-Year Deal

Under the regime of head coach Jeff Fisher, the Los Angeles Rams bring football back to the Los Angeles for the first time in 21 years.

Fisher, along with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, brings a hard-hitting defense ready to improve upon a successful 2015 season. Led by pro bowler Aaron Donald, the front seven will attempt to replicate their strong showing.

For Fisher, building upon a strong season sometimes involves bringing in new pieces. After visiting for a workout, it appears the Rams have locked up a former New England Patriot, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

The 24-year-old spent two seasons with the Patriots, appearing in 22 games. For the 2015 season, Easley collected two sacks, nine tackles, and six assisted tackles in 11 games played.

Easley will join an impressive defensive line, which features an abundance of first round picks, courtesy of Schefter:

The New York native will compete for a roster spot amongst a competitive field. One question that remains regarding Easley is his commitment to the game.

While with the Patriots, Easley was known to clash with team officials over issues relating to treatment of injuries and attending team related events. The lineman was known to throw out false threats during his time with the Patriots, even reaching a point where he stated he would quit the team.

Although the former first-round pick had high upside coming into the league, his outlook on football should be questioned going into the regular season.