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Fendi Onobun | Tight End

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 260
College: Houston
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Bears signed TE Fendi Onobun, TE Zach Miller, QB Jerrod Johnson, DB Sean Cattouse, OT Rogers Gaines, LS Brandon Hartson, DB Demontre Hurst, DT Tracy Robertson, WR Terrence Toliver, DB C.J. Wilson, and LB Lawrence Wilson to reserve/future contracts.
The latter eight each finished the season on the Bears' practice squad. Onobun spent last offseason with Chicago, as did Johnson. Mon, Dec 30, 2013 07:48:00 PM

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The Chicago Tribune believes Bears TE Fendi Onobun's roster chances are "dwindling."

Onobun was a minicamp and OTAs star in shorts and a t-shirt, but his play predictably fell off once the pads came on. He's been targeted five times this preseason but has zero catches to his name. Onobun has been dropping too many passes, and he had a brutal one in Friday night's game against the Raiders when there wasn't an Oakland defender anywhere near him.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Bears TE Fendi Onobun "quietly attracted coaches’ notice" in spring practices.

This isn't the first time we've seen Onobun's name come up this spring. The Chicago Tribune mentioned in late May that the fourth-year tight end could have a "significant role" if he shows well in training camp. The former basketball player shines without pads on, but we'll see if he can do it when contact begins. We wouldn't bank on it. Chicago is Onobun's sixth team.
Source: CSN Chicago
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 10:03:00 AM

The Chicago Tribune thinks TE Fendi Onobun could have a "significant role" on the Bears if he continues to perform as well as he has this offseason.

Onobun, a former basketball player, has always been known as a workout warrior who shines without pads on. He was a sixth-round pick of the Rams in 2010, and the Bears are his sixth NFL team. Onobun is long on athleticism, but he's never been able to translate it to the field and we doubt he will in Chicago.
Wed, May 22, 2013 09:42:00 AM

Bears signed TE Fendi Onobun to a reserve/future contract.

Onobun has bounced all over the league after being a sixth-round pick of the Rams in 2010. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound tight end played four years of basketball at the University of Arizona before joining the Houston Cougars football team in 2009. Onobun brings along his athleticism but has just two career catches.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 08:29:00 PM

The Raiders worked out free agent TE Fendi Onobun on Wednesday.

A former sixth-round pick, Onobun was waived by the Bills last week. Onobun checks in at an impressive 6-foot-6, 249 pounds, but has just two catches in four career games. He's a stronger candidate for the practice squad than 53-man roster.
Wed, Sep 5, 2012 03:28:00 PM

Bills signed TE Fendi Onobun from the Jaguars' practice squad.

That was quick. Onobun was just re-signed to Jacksonville's practice squad Friday morning. His signing is a clear signal that starter Scott Chandler (ankle) will be unavailable for the Chargers game. Onobun has more receiving skills than Lee Smith, but he's far from guaranteed to be active on Sunday.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 10:49:00 AM

Jaguars waived TE Fendi Onobun.

The former college hoopster played in just one game with Jacksonville, failing to record a catch. He's yet to hone his prodigious athletic gifts into a reliable football skill-set.
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 04:16:00 PM

Jaguars signed TE Fendi Onobun.

Onobun had been on the Redskins' practice squad. He was active three times for the Rams last season, making two catches for 15 yards. He should be used on special teams and as a spare blocker in Jacksonville.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 05:04:00 PM

Rams waived TE Fendi Onobun, RB Keith Toston, RB Chase Reynolds, and S Jonathan Nelson.

Super athletic but raw even by developmental project standards, Onobun was drafted in the sixth round last year after playing basketball at Arizona. Another team may take a flier. Toston rushed for 54 yards on 19 carries last season, but lost out when Cadillac Williams and Jerious Norwood were imported.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 01:12:00 PM

Rams TE Fendi Onobun is "100 percent" recovered from the bulging disc injury that landed him on injured reserve last November.

Onobun, a former college basketball player, finished his rookie season with two receptions for 15 yards. Once considered a deep Dynasty league sleeper as a developmental project, Onobun's fantasy upside is now limited by Josh McDaniels' tight-end unfriendly offense.
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 05:54:00 PM

Rams placed TE Fendi Onobun on injured reserve with a bulging disc in his lower back, ending his season.

The ultra-athletic former college basketball player never really got going in his rookie season and hadn't played since Week 5. The fact that the Rams held out this long hoping for Onobun to return at some point shows how much they like his upside, but he still has lots of developing to do.
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 11:14:00 AM

Rams rookie TE Fendi Onobun is expected to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Redskins.

TEs Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) and Billy Bajema (knee) are both out, leaving Daniel Fells and Darcy Johnson as the only other available tight ends outside of Onobun. He's got freakish athleticism, making him a great Dynasty league stash.
Sat, Sep 25, 2010 11:57:00 AM

Sixth-round TE project Fendi Onobun has reportedly shown that he's "further along than the Rams anticipated."

Onobun will still need a couple of years of development after converting from four years of basketball at Arizona. He's impressing as a gunner on special teams while flashing the occasional highlight grab on offense. Onobun's freakish athleticism makes him an ideal stash in deep Dynasty leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 01:45:00 PM

Rams agreed to terms with sixth-round TE Fendi Onobun on a four-year contract, including a signing bonus of roughly $129,000.

An extremely raw prospect and converted basketball player, Onobun is likely headed for St. Louis' practice squad in his first season, barring unexpectedly quick development. Eventually, he could help as a catch-first tight end.
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 09:16:00 AM