6 rings: patriots vs. dolphins preview
The Patriots finally got some good news about their offensive line on Saturday.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, guard Michael Onwenu is “trending upward" for Sunday and “barring surprise, should be available."
Fowler added that the Patriots “eased him back” following offseason ankle surgery.
New England’s offensive line has been depleated from the jump this season. Both Onwenu and guard Cole Strange missed week one, and tackle Trent Brown and rookie Sidy Sow missed practice all week with concussion. They’re unlikely to play on Sunday.
With Onwenu back, however, they should be able to once again piecemeal it together as others get healthy. The team traded for Tyrone Wheatley Jr. and Vederian Lowe just prior to roster cuts last month. One or the other will likely get some run against Miami. Here's my prediction for Sunday's starting offensive line:
LT - Calvin Anderson
LG - Cole Strange
C - David Andrews
LG - Michael Onwenu
RT - Tyrone Wheatley Jr.
We'll see how it all plays out. Sunday's game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. from Gillette Stadium. We'll have you covered here all night at WEEI.com.