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Fendi Onobun | Tight End | #48

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 260
College: Houston
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (170) / LAR
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Jaguars TE Fendi Onobun has diagnosed with a torn quad, and is out for the season.
Onobun was signed only 10 days ago. He'll likely be released with an injury settlement as opposed to being stashed on injured reserve. Onobun has long been a practice superstar, but hasn't translated it to games. His last regular-season appearance came in 2011. Mon, Aug 18, 2014 03:35:00 PM

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Jaguars signed TE Fendi Onobun.

Onobun keeps getting chances in the league thanks to his 6-foot-6 basketball frame and 4.45 jets. He looks the part in a t-shirt and gym shorts. Unfortunately for him, it's never translated to pads. Onobun is entering one of the league's weakest tight end depth charts in Jacksonville. It's now or never for Onobun.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 12:19:00 PM

Bears released TE Fendi Onobun.

Onobun's release comes after a drop-filled minicamp. An annual t-shirt and shorts star, Onobun couldn't even make it to camp this year. Onobun's lone two regular-season receptions came all the way back in 2010 with the Rams.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 03:16:00 PM

Bears TE Fendi Onobun claims he is ready for an increased offensive role.

It's about to be Onobun season. The former basketball player always looks good in shorts and a t-shirt but can never translate it to games. Onobun spent the 2013 season on the Bears' practice squad and has taken part in workouts down in Florida with Brandon Marshall. The Bears are looking for a No. 2 tight end.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 10:09:00 AM

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

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

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