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Michael Hoomanawanui | Tight End | #84

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (132) / LAR
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Saints TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) is "good to go" for the start of the offseason program.
He missed the entire 2016 season with a high-ankle injury. Hoomanawanui is a key piece of the offense as the Saints' preferred in-line blocking tight end. Apr 17 - 9:38 AM

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Saints placed TE Michael Hoomanawanui on injured reserve with a leg injury, ending his season.

Hoomanawanui was expected to be the Saints' top blocking tight end.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 07:33:00 PM

Saints TE Michael Hoomanawanui was carted off the field with a leg injury in Thursday night's preseason game.

It looked severe enough that we're marking Hoomanawanui out indefinitely. (Love having to spell that name.) The player once known as "Illinois Mike" is the Saints' blocking tight end behind Coby Fleener and Josh Hill.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 08:33:00 PM

Saints re-signed TE Michael Hoomanawanui to a three-year, $5.2 million contract with $1.8 million guaranteed.

Acquired in exchange for DT Akiem Hicks from New England prior to last year's trade deadline, Hoomanawanui took on a significant role as a blocking tight end and H-back under Sean Payton. He'll maintain similar duties in 2016.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 11:38:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 06:10:00 PM

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

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