The New England Patriots are hoping left guard Michael Onwenu will practice off the Reserve / COVID-19 list on Thursday, ESPN reported.
He started the left tackle Isaiah Wynn on October 5th and was added to the list. Both players missed the Patriots’ victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
The return of Onwenu means that when the Patriots (2-3) host the Dallas Cowboys (4-1) on Sunday, they can have at least two offensive line starters on the field on Sunday. Center David Andrews will join the lineup, with right guard Shaquille Mason (abdomen) recovering from injury. Right tackle Trent Brown (calf) remains on the injured list.
The 23-year-old Onwenu was the sixth round pick in 2020 and has since started all 20 New England games, spending time with the right tackles and both guard spots.
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OL Michael Onwenu (COVID list) expected to return to Patriots
SourceOL Michael Onwenu (COVID list) expected to return to Patriots