After going unclaimed on waivers following his release on Tuesday, safety Obi Melifonwu has returned to the Patriots as a member of the team's practice squad, per the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian.
Safety and special teamer Obi Melifonwu, who was released yesterday to make room for Antonio Brown, is returning to the Patriots as a member of the Patriots practice squad, per source
— Karen Guregian (@kguregian) September 10, 2019
Released along with veteran tight end Lance Kendricks to make room for Antonio Brown on the 53-man roster, Melifonwu's addition/return to the New England practice squad comes after the team confirmed the release of tight end Stephen Anderson from the practice squad on Monday.
The 25-year-old Melifonwu, who recorded one tackle with the Patriots last year and had three tackles in the 2019 preseason, was inactive for New England's Week 1 win over the Steelers.