• by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Patriots' Rob Gronkowski fined $8K for role in Super Bowl scuffle

    Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui were fined $8,268 apiece for their roles in a brawl at the end of New England's 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX victory, according to the Everett Herald. Gronkowski was fined for participating in the brawl and Hoomanawanui's fine was for taking an opponent's helmet off of his head. Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000 and defensive end Michael Bennett was fined $8,268 for their roles in the fight.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Patriots backup pass catchers don't do much Week 13

    The Patriots backup pass catchers did little Week 13 against the Packers. Julian Edelman actually turned in a decent game despite dealing with an injury. He hauled in seven catches for 48 yards. Edelman missed time with a thigh injury, but was able to return to the contest. Michael Hoomanawanui caught one ball, gaining 23 yards. Timothy Wright also hauled in one pass, gaining 12 yards. The group will take on the Chargers Week 14.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Patriots list inactives for last preseason game

    The following players will not suit up for the Patriots Thursday night against the Giants: Brandon Bolden, Michael Hoomanawanui, Jarod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, Chris Martin, Dominique Easley, Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Patriots to sit three offensive skill position players Friday

    The Patriots will be without the services of wide receiver Aaron Dobson, running back Brandon Bolden and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui Friday night at home against Carolina, per NESN Sports.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Bryan Stork, Michael Hoomanawanui return to practice

    Patriots tight end Michael Hoomanawanui and rookie center Bryan Stork returned to practice Monday, ESPN.com reports. Both players had been sidelined since late July due to undisclosed injuries.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Patriots list inactives for Week 2 of preseason

    According to ESPN Boston, the following players are not expected to dress for the Patriots Friday night against Philadelphia: wide receiver Aaron Dobson, safety Tavon Wilson, safety Kanorris Davis, tight end D.J. Williams, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, linebacker Cameron Gordon, linebacker Jerod Mayo, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, linebacker James Anderson, center Bryan Stork, offensive tackle Chris Martin, defensive tackle Dominique Easley, wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, tight end Rob Gronkowski, defensive tackle Ben Bass, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Tyler Gaffney, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Four-way battle to back up Gronk

    Four players are vying to back up Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, whose surgically repaired knee might not be 100 percent when the season opens, reports the Boston Globe. The paper projects Michael Hoomanawanui to beat out D.J. Williams, Asa Watson and Justin Jones for the No. 2 job. A five-year vet, Hoomanawanui is a 6-4, 260-pounder who "runs good routes over the middle but does not have the long speed to threaten a defense vertically down the seam," the paper said. He has caught 20 of 26 targets over the past two seasons, with one drop.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Pats finalize deal with Michael Hoomanawanui

    The Patriots made it official, signing tight end Michael Hoomanawanui to a two-year contract. Terms were not released. Hoomanawanui made 12 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown last year.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Report: Patriots re-signing Michael Hoomanawanui

    The Patriots are re-signing tight end Michael Hoomanawanui to a two-year deal, reports NFL Network. He had 12 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown last season.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Patriots get offensive contributions

    A few Patriots made minor offensive contributions in the AFC Championship Game loss at Denver. Wideout Aaron Dobson and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui each caught two passes for 33 yards, while tight end Matthew Mulligan had a 6-yard reception.