FOXBORO — The Patriots formally have a brand new proper sort out.
Head coach Bill Belichick mentioned Wednesday morning that the Patriots are snug with beginning Mike Onwenu at proper sort out shifting ahead. Onwenu has been taking part in the position since Week 7, however Belichick wouldn’t affirm on the time that he can be sticking on the place.
Onwenu shifting to proper sort out has allowed the Patriots to insert rookie Sidy Sow at proper guard. Cole Strange has remained at left guard and David Andrews anchors the road from heart. Trent Brown is the Patriots’ beginning left sort out when wholesome. He missed Sunday’s loss to the Commanders with ankle and knee damage, so Conor McDermott was elevated from the observe squad to begin at left sort out.
Onwenu missed Week 1 after present process offseason ankle surgical procedure. He dressed however didn’t play Week 6 towards the Raiders after being listed as questionable with an ankle damage.
“Well, he really didn’t play in the Raiders game. So, it was after the Raiders game,” Belichick mentioned when requested why the crew felt snug with shifting Onwenu. “So, yeah. Just trying to find the best spot for him and the best spot for the team. Just trying to put it together at that point. He really had played off and on, didn’t play against the Raiders and then we just felt like going into the following week, the Buffalo week that that’ll be — so we did that. That’s kind of the way it’s going.”
Onwenu, who’s primarily performed proper guard all through his NFL profession, at the moment ranks 74th out of 149 certified offensive linemen in general PFF grade.