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PATRICK OMAMEH – TACKLE
Offensive Snaps Played: 155
Sacks Allowed: 1
PFF Grade: 58.6
2020 Status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Patrick Omameh went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft but has signed his way on to multiple NFL teams during his 7-year career. He most recently signed with Saints in 2020 for a 1-year deal for $805,000, replacing former Saints wide receiver Cam Meredith in the move for a roster spot.
Omameh was not a natural-born football player by any means, growing up with parents both less than 5-foot-10. Their son has since grown to a massive 6-foot-5 and 325 pounds. It was reported the first time reporting to a football practice at age 12, Omameh showed up wearing sandals and a watch.
While Omameh was not extremely impressive for the Saints this year, he was what you expected as a backup player. Many fans may not actually know him as a Saints player scrolling through the roster, but he played behind two stellar players.
Omameh is set to become an unrestricted free agent, meaning he can sign with any team who sends him an offer.
Considering the Giants gave him over $10M guaranteed money in his previous contract and took less than $1M this past season with the Saints, it would be worth trying to resign him for the back up role for around or less than $1-1.5M per year should he want to be back.