Patriots sign TE Hoomanawanui


Patriots sign TE Hoomanawanui

FOXBORO -- The Patriots have signed Michael Hoomanawanui, as confirmed by his agent Rick Smith.
Congrats to @hooman86 Michael Hoomanawanui for signing onto to the @patriots 53 Man Roster Rick Smith (@RickSmith1956) September 5, 2012
Yes, another Josh McDaniels guy.Hoomanawanui had seven catches for 83 yards in eight games for the Rams last season. He was limited because of a torn ACL in November.
Injured tight end Visanthe Shiancoe will now likely be moved to the injured reserve's 'Designated to Return' spot.
Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston had the first report.
New England looked over yet another TE this week in veteran Kellen Winslow. Winslow was cut by the Seahawks September 1 and got a physical for the Patriots on Wednesday, according to a source. His odds of passing that physical, however, did not look good.
Hoomanawanui won the battle.

Kyle Shanahan: One play I regret in Falcons' collapse vs. Patriots

Kyle Shanahan: One play I regret in Falcons' collapse vs. Patriots

Remember that Atlanta Falcons offensive game plan against the Patriots in the final five minutes of the Super Bowl?

Kyle Shanahan, then the Falcons offensive coordinator and now coach of the San Francisco 49ers won't forget it. If Atlanta had simply run the ball and kicked a field goal with an eight-point lead, the Falcons would have likely held off Tom Brady and the Pats' comeback from a 28-3 third-quarter deficit.

Shanahan told The Rich Eisen Show there's one play call he'd like to have back. 

"The second-and-10 that we got sacked on,” Shanahan said. “I wish I had dialed up something differently. And then the next play, we called an option to [Mohamed] Sanu, we got right back in field goal range, but we had a holding call on the play and it knocked us out some more, and an incompletion on the next one.”

Click here for the play: Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers sacked Matt Ryan for a 12-yard loss. 

"I go through every single play in the game, but when it comes down to it, the big one was the sack that we had on second-and-10,” Shanahan told Eisen. 

Shanahan probably won't see the Patriots again this season, unless it's in the Super Bowl. And with the 49ers rebuilding under him, that's not likely to happen.

Belichick ditches the hoodie, all dressed up at Preakness in Instgram post

Belichick ditches the hoodie, all dressed up at Preakness in Instgram post

Not to be outdone by Boston legends Tom Brady and David Ortiz, as well as other Patriots, getting all dressed up and heading to the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined the horsey set on Saturday at the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Belichick's girlfriend Linda Holliday posted a picture on Instagram of the Patriots coach at the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The race was won by 13-1 long shot Cloud Computing. 

Awesome day at the Preakness! 🏇🏼🏇🏼🏇🏼🎉🎉🎉#MyGuy 💜

A post shared by Linda Holliday✨ (@lindaholliday_) on

Nice suit, coach.