Obi Melifonwu

Obi Melifonwu
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Ryan Hannable
September 10, 2019 - 6:22 pm
A day after being released by the Patriots , safety Obi Melifonwu is back. 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...
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Andy Hart
September 09, 2019 - 3:49 pm
According to ESPN, the Patriots have cut a pair of players Monday. The moves creates the roster space for the expected signing of All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown that could become official at 4 p.m. ESPN reports that New England has cut safety Obi Melifonwu and tight end Lance Kendricks, the...
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Ryan Hannable
January 20, 2019 - 5:21 pm
KANSAS CITY -- The following Patriots players are inactive against the Chiefs in the AFC championship: tight end Stephen Anderson, offensive lineman James Ferentz, defensive end Ufomba Kamalu, defensive end Keionta Davis, defensive end Deatrich Wise, defensive tackle Danny Shelton and cornerback...
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Ryan Hannable
November 30, 2018 - 1:16 pm
FOXBORO -- There was a new player on the field for the Patriots Sunday against the Jets, and he was hard to miss. Standing 6-foot-4, safety Obi Melifonwu made his Patriots debut and although he played just eight defensive snaps, he was a big contributor on special teams. Melifonwu, a 2017 second-...
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Ryan Hannable
November 30, 2018 - 12:44 pm
FOXBORO -- There was a new player on the field for the Patriots Sunday against the Jets, and he was hard to miss. Standing 6-foot-4, safety Obi Melifonwu made his Patriots debut and although he played just eight defensive snaps, he was a big contributor on special teams. Melifonwu, a 2017 second-...
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Ryan Hannable
November 26, 2018 - 12:38 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After roughly a month since joining the Patriots, safety Obi Melifonwu made his debut Sunday in New York against the Jets. Growing up a fan of the Patriots, it was a special feeling for the 24-year-old. “It felt amazing to strap up the shoulder pads, put on No. 22, put on...
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Ryan Hannable
November 10, 2018 - 8:50 am
FOXBORO — The Patriots seemed interested in UConn safety Obi Melifonwu prior to the 2017 NFL draft, but he was selected by the Raiders in the second round, taking away his chance to be selected by his hometown team. While he didn’t get drafted by the Patriots, Melifonwu will now get the chance to...
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Ryan Hannable
November 09, 2018 - 1:45 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots signed safety Obi Melifonwu earlier this week, but it remains to be seen what his actual role will be. He's behind veterans Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung and Duron Harmon on the depth chart, so with him signing a two-year deal it could be a move for the future, or perhaps he...
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Ryan Hannable
November 05, 2018 - 11:12 am
Hours after their 31-17 win over the Packers, the Patriots have added some depth to their defense. According to multiple reports, the team has signed Raiders 2017 second-round pick Obi Melifonwu. The safety was released by Oakland on Oct. 23, as he's struggled to get on the field due to injuries...
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Ryan Hannable
October 26, 2018 - 11:27 am
FOXBORO -- An interesting name will be at Gillette Stadium Friday. According to multiple reports, former Raiders second-round pick safety Obi Melifonwu is visiting the Patriots Friday. The UConn product has only played in five career games due to injury. Last year, he finished the year on injured...
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