Michael Hoomanawanui | TE | New England Patriots
Posted: 2/27/2014 11:02pm et
New England Patriots impending free-agent TE Michael Hoomanawanui said he hopes to re-sign with the team this offseason.
Huddle Up: Whether he returns to N.E. or not -- and whether starter Rob Gronkowski remains healthy or not -- Hoomanawanui simply is a fantasy non-factor, as is evidenced by his 37 career receptions in 4 NFL seasons.
Posted: 11/18/2013 11:58pm et
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui left the Week 11 game against the Carolina Panthers and was unable to return due to a knee injury.
Huddle Up: We'll have to wait for the update as to the injury's severity, but this may hurt the Pats' running game more than the passing game as Hoomanawanui, known more for his blocking, has only 10 catches for 114 yards this season.
Posted: 6/27/2013 7:43pm et
New England Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui could get a bigger role in the offense this season with the team's question marks at TE.
Huddle Up: Hoomanawanui definitely has the name, but it's his game that's is in question as he's never shown he can handle more than a partial workload as 13 catches for 146 yards and 3 TDs -- posted in 2010 with the Rams -- represents his best season in 3 years as a pro.
Posted: 4/16/2013 12:34am et
The New England Patriots have re-signed restricted free-agent TE Michael Hoomanawanui. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. It is not known if Hoomanawanui signed his tender offer or if it is a new contract.
Huddle Up: Hoomanawanui was viewed as insurance for Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, and with Gronk's broken forearm not yet healed that insurance may come into play this season.