Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 8 Days

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.

Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 23 Days

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

Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 6 Months

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.

Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 8 Months

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.

Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 8 Months

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.

Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 9 Months

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.

Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 9 Months

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.

Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 9 Months

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.

Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 9 Months

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.

Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE 11 Months

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.