Top Obi Melifonwu News
Obi Melifonwu: Waived by Eagles
Melifonwu (undisclosed) was waived from injured reserve by the Eagles on Tuesday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Melifonwu can now be claimed by any team in the league. Should he go unclaimed, Melifonwu would become an unrestricted free agent.... See More ... See Less
Eagles' Obi Melifonwu: Reverts to IR
Melifonwu (undisclosed) has reverted to the Eagles' injured reserve after going unclaimed on waivers, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.
Melifonwu hasn't suited up for a regular-season contest since he appeared in two games with the Raiders back in 2018. After reverting to IR in Philadelphia, Melifonwu is on track to miss the 2021 season unless he can reach an injury settlement.... See More ... See Less
Obi Melifonwu: Waived by San Francisco
The 49ers waived Melifonwu on Friday.
Melifonwu will leave San Fransisco after not getting an opportunity to suit up with the team. The 27-year-old last saw action during the 2018 season, logging three solo tackles on 20 defensive snaps. Melifonwu will look to earn a depth safety role elsewhere in the league.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Obi Melifonwu: Signs with San Francisco
Melifonwu signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Melifonwu was waived from the Patriots back in April, and he'll now take on safety duties for San Francisco after spending the 2020 season as a free agent. The 26-year-old has not played in an NFL game since 2018, when he posted three solo tackles throughout two games for New England.... See More ... See Less
Obi Melifonwu: Time in New England over
The Patriots cut Melifonwu on Monday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Melifonwu spent the latter portion of the 2019 season on New England's practice squad, and he's now found himself the odd man out in a deep safety room following the 2020 NFL Draft. The 26-year-old appeared in two games for the Patriots in 2018, during which he made three solo tackles across 20 snaps on defense.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Obi Melifonwu: Signs deal with Patriots
Melifonwu (undisclosed) inked a reserve/futures contract with New England on Monday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Melifonwu had resided on the team's practice squad injured reserve list since Nov. 17, but, as evidenced by this news, has apparently conquered his issues. The 25-year-old saw action in two games for the Patriots in the 2018 season, logging three solo tackles on 20 defensive snaps.... See More ... See Less
Obi Melifonwu: Placed on injured list
The Patriots placed Melifonwu (undisclosed) on their practice squad injured reserve list Sunday, Nicole Yang of Boston.com reports.
Melifonwu has resided on the Patriots' practice squad for the entire season to this point, but, as evidenced by this news, must have picked up the injury in practice. The specifics of the injury remain uncertain, but he'll reside on IR unless he agrees to an injury settlement with the team.... See More ... See Less
Obi Melifonwu: Joins practice squad
Melifonwu (ankle) signed with the Patriots' practice squad Wednesday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
Melifonwu was cut by the Patriots on Monday. His knowledge of the team's defensive scheme makes him a valuable addition to the practice squad. The severity of his ankle issue remains unclear.... See More ... See Less
Obi Melifonwu: Let go by New England
The Patriots cut Melifonwu (ankle) on Monday, Zack Cox of NESN reports.
Melifonwu was inactive for the season opener against the Steelers Sunday, and will have to find a new team. He's also dealing with an ankle injury that consequently forced him to miss time, and its severity is still unclear. The 2017 second-round pick will look to latch on as a depth safety elsewhere in the league.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Obi Melifonwu: Inactive for season opener
Melifonwu (ankle) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Steelers.
Melifonwu was expected to stay in a special-teams role, so the Patriots' defense won't be shaken up by his absence. He was limited in practice all week, which could be a positive sign for his status Week 2 versus the Dolphins.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Obi Melifonwu: Questionable for opener
Melifonwu is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers with an ankle injury, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
This is the first report of Melifonwu having an ankle injury, but the defensive back was limited in practice all week with the ailment. He will likely end up being a game-time decision Sunday night.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Obi Melifonwu: Signs with Patriots
Melifonwu signed a contract with the Patriots on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Melifonwu was waived from the Raiders' IR a couple weeks ago and he'll now operate as a depth safety in New England. A 2017 second-round pick, Melifonwu could prove to be another steal for the Patriots if he can flash the talent that made him such a high selection.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Waived off IR
Melifonwu (undisclosed) was waived off injured reserve by the Raiders on Tuesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Melifonwu and the Raiders came to terms on an injury settlement, so he will now be free to find a new opportunity once his health is up to par. The 2017 second-round pick is surely looking for a fresh start, as Oakland never panned out.... See More ... See Less
Obi Melifonwu: Waived Thursday
Melifonwu (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation on Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Melifonwu, the Raiders' second-round pick from a year ago, hasn't practiced since Aug. 6 due to his undisclosed ailment. His release corresponds with the signing of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Melifonwu could be claimed in the waiver process, but he'll revert to the Raiders' IR otherwise.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Lands on IR
Melifonwu (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted back to the Raiders' injured reserve on Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Melifonwu was waived by the Raiders on Wednesday with an injury designation after not having practiced since Aug. 6. He'll likely spend the entire season on injured reserve, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the safety believes he could make a return this season. If that is the case, the Raiders would have to cut him so he can sign with and play for another team.... See More ... See Less
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