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Michael Hoomanawanui | Tight End

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: Illinois
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Saints acquired TE Michael Hoomanawanui from the Patriots in exchange for DL Akiem Hicks.
Hoomanawanui was inactive last week after falling behind Michael Williams as the blocking complement to Rob Gronkowski and Scott Chandler. With Ben Watson struggling, he'll help upgrade the Saints tight end situation. Hoomanawanui could replace Watson in base sets. Sep 30 - 6:10 PM

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Patriots re-signed TE Michael Hoomanawanui to a two-year contract.

Even with Rob Gronkowski missing nine games and Aaron Hernandez jailed, Hoomanawanui posted a 12-136-1 line last season. He's incapable of anything more than a situational blocking role. Hoomanawanui's deal won't prevent the Patriots from attacking the tight end position in both free agency and the draft.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 11:17:00 AM

Michael Hoomanawanui caught one pass for nine yards in New England's Week 16 win over the Ravens.

Hooman's catch was his lone target of the afternoon. Filling in for Rob Gronkowski, Hoomanawanui is completely off the fantasy radar.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 09:04:00 PM

Michael Hoomanawanui (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Hoomanawanui should be ready to go for Week 16. Starting in place of Rob Gronkowski, Hoomanawanui's lone catch went for a touchdown in Week 15. He can't be trusted for the fantasy finals.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Starting in place of Rob Gronkowski, Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui caught a 13-yard touchdown in New England's Week 15 loss to the Dolphins.

Hoomanawanui's sensational, one-handed grab in the back of the end zone was his only catch of the afternoon. Hoomanawanui was targeted just three times. Hoomanawanui isn't on the TE2 radar for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:35:00 PM

Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee) was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

Hoomanawanui is the next man up behind Rob Gronkowski (ACL, injured reserve), but was "limited" last week before ultimately missing his third straight game. It's unclear if he'll be ready for Sunday's contest with the Dolphins. Either way, Hoomanawanui will not be a fantasy option as the Pats look to make up for Gronk's void in the offense.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 04:39:00 PM

Michael Hoomanawanui (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.

It's Hoomanawanui's first practice since going down in the Week 11 loss to the Panthers. He'll return as a strict situational blocker.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 11:28:00 AM

Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui has a mild knee sprain and is considered week to week.

Hoomanawanui was injured during the Week 11 loss at Carolina and was inactive against the Broncos Sunday night. He's questionable for Week 13.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui was forced from Monday night's game against the Panthers with a knee injury and will not return.

The Patriots' blocking tight end will be replaced by Matthew Mulligan.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 10:40:00 PM

Michael Hoomanawanui caught four passes for 57 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Saints.

The Saints blitzed Tom Brady heavily, completing leaving Hoomanawanui alone in the first half on play-action fakes. There's no reason to chase these stats, especially with Rob Gronkowski (forearm) due back shortly. Hoomanawanui came into Week 6 with four catches for 38 yards all season.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 08:06:00 PM

Michael Hoomanawanui drew one target in New England's Week 2 win over the Jets, but was held without a catch.

Tom Brady simply isn't targeting his tight ends in the absence of Rob Gronkowski. Hoomanawanui is miles from fantasy relevance.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 01:07:00 AM

Michael Hoomanawanui started New England's Week 1 win over the Bills, but managed just one catch for five yards on two targets.

Hoomanawanui played ahead of rookie Zach Sudfeld, but the duo combined for only three targets. Tight end appears poised to be a small part of the Patriots' game plan until Rob Gronkowski returns.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 06:19:00 PM

Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui has agreed to a pay-cut.

It appears Hoomanawanui has slashed his salary from $1.323 million to $650,000. He likely would have been cut if not for the "restructuring." Hoomanawanui surprisingly appeared in 14 games last season, but won't catch many passes behind Rob Gronkowski and Zach Sudfeld.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 11:31:00 AM

The Patriots have been using Michael Hoomanawanui as an H-back and lead blocker in camp and preseason games.

He's not really competing at tight end. Hoomanawanui is vying with James Develin for a job at fullback, and Develin played more snaps with the first-team offense in Friday night's preseason game. Hoomanawanui costs more than twice as much as Develin in base salary. Neither player is on the fantasy radar.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 08:54:00 AM

ESPN Boston suggests Michael Hoomanawanui's role could increase in 2013 because he plays the same "F" position as Aaron Hernandez.

It appears Hoomanawanui is Hernandez's direct backup, with Jake Ballard behind Rob Gronkowski. Daniel Fells can play both tight end positions, and UDFA Zach Sudfeld is vying for whatever snaps he can get. Ultimately, neither "Hooma" nor Ballard nor Fells is likely to suddenly become a fantasy starter. More likely candidates to pick up the statistical slack are Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley, Julian Edelman, and rookie WRs Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce.
Source: ESPN Boston
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 01:48:00 PM

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