The Patriots are still waiting for defensive tackle Dominique Easley to make his full debut at training camp. When that will happen, so far, remains unclear.
There is no exact timetable for Easley to begin fully participating in practice, according to an NFL source. Easley will return “as soon as he is ready,” according to the source, but he is “feeling great” and is “on track for everything” as far as rehab from surgery on his ACL.
Easley was placed on the active/NFI list on July 21. He has been present at each of the Patriots’ practices in training camp, but has been dressed in shorts and a t-shirt as he continues to work with the rehab group in conditioning drills.
Easley had the surgery on Oct. 25 and had previously participated in the Patriots’ final practice of minicamp in June. The Patriots are not particularly deep at defensive tackle and could use Easley’s disruptive abilities on the interior of their defensive line.