Obi Melifonwu visiting Cowboys

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Safety Obi Melifonwu was a second-round pick just last year, so some scout or scouts saw something in him for the Raiders to draft him that high. The Cowboys were intrigued enough to take a look-see of their own.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Melifonwu is visiting the Cowboys.

Dallas, of course, has sought to upgrade its safety position since the offseason with on-again, off-again trade talks with the Seahawks about Earl Thomas before he went on injured reserve.

Melifonwu has had his share of injuries in two seasons. He was injured during an Aug. 6 practice and placed on injured reserve. The Raiders waived him off injured reserve earlier this week with Melifonwu now presumably healthy.

He started only one game as a rookie and played just four other games last season. Melifonwu first dealt with a knee problem and then a hip injury landed him on injured reserve in 2017. His injury this summer was reported as a lower-body ailment.

6 responses to “Obi Melifonwu visiting Cowboys

  1. Good luck. The guy had a reputation around the locker room about not being into football. Not to mention he’s injured 95% of the time. Not a great recipe for success. He’s seems content with the signing bonus and guaranteed money he landed in his rookie contract.

  2. Always a pleasure to read the hater stuff (Sarc). I hope Melifonwu kicks butt in Dallas. The kid was fantastic at UConn.

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