Patriots bring back OL Mike Onwenu with $57M pact


Patriots offensive lineman Mike Onwenu re-signed with New England on Monday with a three-year, $57 million contract.

Onwenu said he intended to represent himself in negotiations. The former sixth-round pick receives $38 million guaranteed, NFL Network reported.

Patriots personnel director Eliot Wolf said at the NFL Scouting Combine that Onwenu was “someone we view as a cornerstone for us,” after moving from guard to right tackle in 2023.

New England re-signed tight end Hunter Henry to a three-year deal earlier this week and reeled in free agent running back Antonio Gibson agreed to a three-year, $11.25 million deal with the Patriots, according to reports on Monday.

Gibson, a wide receiver at Memphis, had 172 catches for 1,283 yards and seven touchdowns and 642 carries for 2,643 yards and 22 touchdowns with the Washington Commanders.

Patriots running backs were first (Ezekiel Elliott) and fourth (Rhamondre Stevenson) on the team in receptions in 2023. Elliott had 51 receptions and two touchdowns.

Gibson is likely to pair with Stevenson in a new-look offense replacing multiple starters.

Wide receiver DeVante Parker, sixth on the team with 33 receptions in 2023, was informed he’ll be released on Wednesday, ESPN and NFL network reported on Monday.

Parker, 31, has 402 receptions for 5,660 yards and 27 touchdowns since being drafted by the Miami Dolphins 14th overall in 2015.