The New England Patriots made a few roster moves today, highlighted by the signing of Michael Hoomanawanui, and the release of T.J. Moe. Hooman signed a two year deal, which isn’t flashy, but it definitely was a solid move.
The Pats have virtually no depth at the tight end position, and even though Hoomanawanui won’t light up the stat sheet, he is a solid blocker, and one of the best backup tight ends in the league. Hopefully Rob Gronkowski recovers from his knee injury fairly quickly, but if not, Hooman will be able to hold down the fort (at least in the blocking game) until Gronk gets back.
Moe getting released was a little more surprising. Like most Pats fans, I thought he had a lot of potential, and if his rehab went according to plan (from an Achilles injury), he might have been a bit contributor to the New England offense in 2014. But Bill Belichick must have seen something we didn’t, because he was one of seven Patriots released today.