This is a big boost to New England’s offensive line which was down four starters in Week 5.
Onwenu, 23, was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round out of Michigan in 2020. He’s in the second year of a four-year, $3.497 million deal that included a signing bonus of $202,468.
In 2021, Onwenu has appeared in four games for the Patriots and made four starts at left guard. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 guard out of 74 qualifying players.