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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Participating in offseason program

    Melifonwu (hip) worked in a walkthrough and individual drills Tuesday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Melifonwu spent two separate stints on injured reserve in his rookie season, totaling 11 games on the sidelines. Even once the 2017 second-round pick is fully healthy, he'll have a tough time cracking the lineup with Karl Joseph and 2017 Raiders tackle leader Reggie Nelson ahead of him in the depth chart.
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  • Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: May return from IR

    Melifonwu (knee) could return from injured reserve after eight weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Melifonwu was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed knee injury. The current expectation is that he will return when eligible, but that will ultimately be determined by whether the Raiders need to use their two alloted IR returns on other players.
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  • Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Lands on IR

    Melifonwu (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Melifonwu recently underwent surgery to address an undisclosed knee injury, which may have linked to the ankle issue that forced him to miss time in August. The earliest he could be activated from IR is before Week 9, prior to the Raiders' Nov. 5 matchup with the Dolphins.
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  • Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Out with undisclosed injury

    Melifonwu (undisclosed) missed a third consecutive practice Sunday, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports. It isn't clear what is going on with Melifonwu. He could be in danger of missing the Raiders' first preseason game Saturday in Arizona.
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