Easley is headed to injured reserve with a knee injury, the team announced. The slow start to Easley's career should not be viewed as a big surprise. He lasted until the end of the first round because he was coming off a torn ACL; he suffered torn ACLs in both knees at Florida.
Here are some other injuries we're tracking on Wednesday of Week 16:
- Linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), running back Arian Foster (hip), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) and quarterback Tom Savage were among those not participating at Houston Texans practice. Offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), wide receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) and linebacker Akeem Dent (neck) were limited.