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Dominique Easley misses Patriots practice with ankle injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Second-year defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who is the New England Patriots' top interior pass-rusher in sub packages, missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury.

Easley played 21 of 79 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos. On the season, he's played 34.1 percent of the defensive snaps and has been credited with 14 tackles, one sack and eight quarterback hits.

The 2014 first-round draft choice out of Florida played 11 games as a rookie before being placed on season-ending injured reserve in December with a knee injury. Easley had torn both ACLs in college. This year, he missed the team's win over the Bills on Sept. 20 with a hip injury.

If Easley can't play Sunday against the Eagles, the Patriots could use defensive ends Chandler Jones and Jabaal Sheard in an interior rush role, which they did at times Sunday against the Broncos.

Elsewhere on the team's injury report, receiver Danny Amendola (knee), tight end Michael Williams (knee), safety Patrick Chung (foot) and linebackers Jamie Collins (illness) and Dont'a Hightower (knee) were all limited.

As previously noted, tight end Rob Gronkowski (right knee), cornerback Justin Coleman (right hand), and receiver Julian Edelman (foot) did not practice. Rookie running back Trey Williams, who was claimed on waivers Tuesday, didn't practice due to non-injury reasons and he was going through the standard process that each player does when joining a new team (e.g. physical etc.).