Quinn has talked to Easley

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons coach Dan Quinn has called defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who was recently cut by the Patriots and cleared waivers.

The former first-round pick in 2014 played for Quinn at Florida, where he was the defensive coordinator in 2011 and 2013. Easley was cut on April 13.

“He is a fantastic competitor,” Quinn said. “Honestly, a guy I have great history with. We’ve talked since he’s been released. We’ll kind of leave it there. There’s nothing to report today. He’s someone that I think the world of.”

Easley, 6-foot2, 285 pounds, played 24.6 percent of the defensive snaps as a rookie and 25.1 percent in 2015. He had 25 tackles and three sacks over those two seasons as a rusher in the nickel defense.

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