Dominique Easley thanks Patriots on Instagram

The Patriots released defensive tackle Dominique Easley yesterday afternoon after continuous health concerns, potential legal troubles and differing opinions on methods of rehabilitation.

Despite Easley's apparent fall from Patriot grace, he took the time to thank the organization, coaches and his now former teammates on Instagram.

Easley was drafted in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and is the quickest first round pick to be released in the Bill Belichick era.

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