Michael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
2 months ago

Hoomanawanui (ankle) has been cleared to take part in the Saints' offseason workout program, which begins Monday, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end missed the entire 2016 season with a high-ankle injury, which he suffered during the Saints' third preseason game. It appears that having the last seven months off has provided ample recovery time for Hoomanawanui, who logged 11 catches for 79 yards and three touchdowns in his last healthy campaign with the Saints in 2015. He'll likely offer most of his impact as a blocker if he's able to secure a roster spot out of training camp this fall.

Michael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
5 months ago

Hoomanawanui (ankle) expects to be ready in time for offseason activities, NOLA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hoomanawanui missed the entire 2016 season due to a high-ankle sprain that included ligament damage. However, he's been running and jogging for about a month now and -- most importantly -- is setback-free in his recovery. Considering offseason workouts don't start until April, Hoomanawanui still looks to have plenty of time to get back into game shape.

Michael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
10 months 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.

Michael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
10 months 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.

Michael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
1 year 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.

Michael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
2 years 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.

Michael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
2 years 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.

Michael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
2 years 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.

Michael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
3 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.

Michael Hoomanawanui
TE NO (5)
3 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.