IRMichael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
4 weeks ago

The Saints placed Hoomanawanui (leg) on injured reserve Saturday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hoomanawanui injured his lower left leg in the Saints' third preseason game. With his season finished, his presence as a blocker will be sorely missed by Drew Brees.

IRMichael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
1 month ago

Hoomanawanui was forced out of Friday's matchup with the Steelers due to a left leg injury, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

It is unclear how the injury was sustained, but the 28-year-old was unable to put any weight on his left leg as trainers helped him off the field. Hoomanawanui currently projects as the third tight end on the Saints' depth chart. Expect an update on his status when the team releases more information.

IRMichael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
7 months ago

The Saints and Hoomanawanui agreed to a three-year contract Tuesday, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hoomanawanui landed in New Orleans via a trade with the Patriots in late September, but the box score was barely impacted, aside from the occasional touchdown, over the Saints' final 12 games. In the end, he notched 11 receptions (on 16 targets) for 76 yards and three TDs, a stat line that could be elevated next season depending on the respective free agencies of tight ends Ben Watson and Josh Hill.

IRMichael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
11 months ago

Hoomanawanui was not targeted in Sunday's win against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

A week after catching five passes and scoring a touchdown against the Colts, Hoomanawanui was silent in a home shootout against the Giants. Instead, it was tight end Ben Watson who once again carried the receiving load, snagging nine passes for a career-high 147 yards. Hoomanawanui still played 27 of the Saints' 78 offensive snaps (35 percent), but he's simply not much of a receiving threat.

IRMichael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
11 months ago

Hoomanawanui caught five passes on five targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Acquired in a trade with the Patriots three weeks ago, Hoomanawanui had caught only two passes in his first two games with New Orleans, prior to Sunday's breakout. Still, it's probably best not to go overboard. Hoomanawanui is a well-regarded blocker, but he has only 47 receptions in his six-year career and should likely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.

IRMichael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
1 year ago

The Saints have traded Akiem Hicks to the Patriots in exchange for Hoomanawanui, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

EDGE Analysis

Hoomanawanui played in two games for the Patriots this season without recording a catch and was inactive in Week 3. He'll now bolster the Saints' tight end depth behind Josh Hill and Ben Watson, but it would be a surprise if he emerged on the fantasy radar this season.

IRMichael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
2 years ago

Hoomanawanui was on the field for 43-of-84 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Through fives games, Hoomanawanui has just one catch for six yards, with Rob Gronkowski and Tim Wright clearly the Patriots' top pass-catching TEs.

IRMichael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
2 years ago

Hoomanawanui was on the field for 43-of-67 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over the Vikings, ESPN.com reports.

Hoomanawanui actually saw more snaps than Rob Gronkowski (28) Sunday, but with just catch over the Patriots' first two games, he's not a big factor in the team's passing game.

IRMichael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
2 years ago

Hoomanawanui (undisclosed injury) returned to practice Monday, the Boston Globe reports.

Hoomanawanui slots in as Rob Gronkowski's top backup at tight end at this stage, and even with Gronkowski still bouncing back from a knee injury, Hoomanawanui is only on the Gronk contigency plan radar in the deepest of formats.

IRMichael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
2 years ago

Hoomanawanui (undisclosed injury) did not practice Monday, ESPN.com reports.