Obi Melifonwu reportedly returns to Patriots on practice squad

Ryan Hannable
September 10, 2019 - 6:22 pm

A day after being released by the Patriots, safety Obi Melifonwu is back.

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According to multiple reports, Melifonwu will return to the Patriots on their practice squad. The Raiders' 2017 second-round pick did not get claimed off waivers, which allows him to return to New England.

The Patriots will need to make a corresponding move on their practice squad to make room for him.

Melifonwu is a tremendous athlete, but just hasn't been able to find a role on the team.

After his release by the Raiders last October, he signed with the Patriots and appeared in two games. The Grafton, Mass. native is a good player to have on the practice squad in case something were to happen to any of the Patriots safeties.

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