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Patriots OL Onwenu Fires Agent Ahead of Free Agency

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February 26, 2024 at 4:43 pm ET

Patriots OL Onwenu Fires Agent Ahead of Free Agency(PHOTO: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

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Free agent tackle Mike Onwenu made an interesting mover over the weekend, with ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio reporting that Onwenu has parted ways with his agents.

That leaves him without any representation ahead of free agency, which now puts a big question mark on what the future holds for the veteran offensive lineman.  Whether or not that changes will also be something to keep an eye on.

Bringing back Onwenu this offseason should seemingly be a priority for the Patriots, with Onwenu turning out to be a reliable player for them after his move to right tackle in 2023 solidified what had been a shaky offensive line.

The club had churned through multiple players at that position, with his emergence being critical in what had been somewhat of a notable turnaround on offense.

The latter term is mentioned loosely, considering that the Patriots were among the worst teams in the league offensively.  However, it was just a reminder of how much worse things could have actually been had Onwenu not turned out to be the team’s solution anchoring the right side of the offense.

With Onwenu now looking to be rewarded for his efforts, it will be interesting to see if the Patriots step up and try and keep him in the fold.  Given their needs on the other side of the line, having to look for multiple bookends this offseason certainly wouldn’t be ideal.

Head coach Jerod Mayo talked at the start of the offseason about trying to build bridges and improve some of their relationships.  We’ll find out what that potentially means for Onwenu in the coming weeks.

(The above appeared in a recent Patriots Notebook column that appeared on February 26, 2024)

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