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April 28, 2020 04:24 PM
Obi Melifonwu: Time in New England over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 7, 2020 08:52 PM
Patriots' Obi Melifonwu: Signs deal with Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 17, 2019 05:16 PM
Obi Melifonwu: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 11, 2019 09:04 PM
Obi Melifonwu: Joins practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 10, 2019 05:12 PM
Obi Melifonwu: Let go by New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 8, 2019 07:08 PM
Patriots' Obi Melifonwu: Inactive for season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 6, 2019 05:56 PM
Patriots' Obi Melifonwu: Questionable for opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 5, 2018 11:32 AM
Patriots' Obi Melifonwu: Signs with Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 23, 2018 10:16 PM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Waived off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 24, 2018 05:56 PM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 25, 2018 01:24 AM
Obi Melifonwu: Waived Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 15, 2018 02:40 PM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Still battling injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Melifonwu continues to battle an undisclosed lower-body injury, the Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

While Melifonwu hasn't participated in practice since Aug. 6, the team has been less than forthcoming with the reason behind his absence. When healthy, he's expected to take aim at a 53-man spot after appearing in five games during 2017.

August 8, 2018 05:20 PM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Absent for unknown reason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Melifonwu did not participate in Wednesday's practice session for an undisclosed reason, the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

Melifonwu continued to recover from hip surgery this offseason, failing to gain full clearance during the team's minicamp in late June. It's undetermined in this case whether that's the cause of his absence Wednesday, but it's best to consider him day-to-day unless something suggests otherwise.

June 28, 2018 12:52 PM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Close to 100 percent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Melifonwu (hip) participated in team drills during Oakland's minicamp earlier this month but still hasn't received full medical clearance, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Melifonwu is gradually working his way back from a hip issue that landed him on injured reserve last December. The fact that he has returned to team drills suggests he's very close to being fully cleared. At this point, it would be a surprise if Melifonwu doesn't gain full clearance by the time training camp opens for veterans July 26.

April 25, 2018 02:00 PM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Participating in offseason program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 15, 2017 07:04 PM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders placed Melifonwu (hip) on injured reserve Friday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

It's the second IR stint of the season for Melifonwu, who was one of two players the Raiders designated for a return after he missed half the campaign while recovering from knee surgery. The second-round pick ended up providing just seven tackles across five games during his rookie season before undergoing surgery Thursday to address a persistent hip injury. Cornerback Antonio Hamilton (knee) was activated from IR in a corresponding move to take Melifonwu's spot on the 53-man roster.

December 15, 2017 07:04 PM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Will sit Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Melifonwu was ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with a hip injury, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Melifonwu didn't participate in practice this week, so his absence doesn't come as a surprise. The rookie safety has appeared in just five games this season, logging seven tackles.

November 4, 2017 05:32 PM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Officially returns from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders officially activated Melifonwu (knee) from injured reserve, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Melifonwu was placed on injured reserve just prior to the season opener after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, and has been practicing since Oct. 17. Starter Karl Joseph (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, which could see the rookie second-round pick pressed into service early on.

November 1, 2017 09:40 AM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Set to make debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Melifonwu (knee) is set to make his NFL debut in Sunday night's matchup against the Dolphins, Raiders' insider Scott Bair repors.

Melifonwu underwent Arthroscopic knee surgery prior to the season but is expected to be activated from the IR-R later in the week. The Raiders originally had big plans for the UConn product, but he now presumably will ease himself into the swing of things, as well as help reinforce a banged up secondary. The rookie has been practicing for just two weeks, so he will look for the team to gradually increase his workload as the season progresses.

October 17, 2017 07:20 PM
Raiders' Obi Melifonwu: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Melifonwu (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, and he'll be eligible to suit up in Week 9 against the Dolphins, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The Raiders are eager to see how their rookie second-round pick will fare in the NFL, even though they're happy with the play of their starters, Karl Joseph and Reggie Nelson. Current third-string safety Keith McGill hasn't been playing significant defensive snaps when he's been healthy, though, so even when Melifonwu returns, it's unlikely he's deployed enough to have a fantasy impact.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/224
Birthdate:
4/5/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
London, England
School:
Connecticut
NFL Experience:
3
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