The front office had placed a first-round tender on Easley earlier this offseason to make him a restricted free agent, which no team decided to ink him to an offer sheet prior to last week's deadline. This left the Rams as the only true option for him to sign with for the 2017 season
Easley had joined Los Angeles last offseason on a one-year deal after spending the first two years in the league with the New England Patriots. He was able to quickly find his way up into an important role in the defensive line rotation that saw him play in all 16 regular-season games for the first time in his career while finishing with
His return to the Rams provides more depth on the team's stout defensive front that also now features a pair of rookie in Tulane defensive tackle Tanzel Smart and Pittsburgh defensive end Ejuan Price.