Report: New Orleans Saints re-sign Michael Hoomanawanui to three-year deal
The New Orleans Saints have reportedly re-signed free agent tight end Michael Hoomanawanui.
The agreement between Michael Hoomanawanui and the New Orleans Saints is a three-year deal, according to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports. The Saints acquired “Hooman” after trading away struggling defensive end Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots in late September.
The St. Louis Rams drafted the tight end in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Illinois, but he was cut just before the start of the regular season in 2012, where shortly after he signed with the Patriots.
During his time in St. Louis and New England, Hoomanawanui reeled in 40 catches for 518 yards and four touchdowns. He added depth at tight end for the New Orleans Saints in 2015, while adding a blocking presence and occasionally lining up at fullback.
In 12 games with the Saints last season, Hoomanawanui tallied 11 catches for 76 yards and three scores. That leaves tight ends Benjamin Watson and Josh Hill, who could both hit the free agent market on Wednesday if deals aren’t reached.