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Rams' Dominique Easley, Patriots' Chris Long look forward to playing against former teammates

Rams' Dominique Easley, Patriots' Chris Long look forward to playing against former teammates

There is no special motivation for Dominique Easley on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

That, at least, is what the Rams’ defensive tackle said.

“Just like any other game,” he said.

Easley, who has played well in a rotation with starters Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers, played in college at Florida and was a first-round draft pick by the Patriots in 2014. His release after two injury-plagued seasons came amid media reports that he did not fit in with the Patriots.

Easley has 24 tackles, including 2½ sacks. He said he was looking forward to seeing some of his old teammates at Gillette Stadium, but otherwise had no feelings about...

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