Bill Belichick’s obsession with tight end’s is bordering on deranged. The Patriots head coach already has two of the best young TEs at his disposal, but that doesn’t seem to be enough.
This week the Pats brought in former Ram Michael Hoomanawanui, who played under offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in St. Louis. Hoomanawanui joins Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Visanthe Schiancoe (who may not see a snap for New England after being placed on the IR), and Daniel Fells in what is now a five-headed monster at the position – wide receivers be damned.
They weren’t done. Kellen Winslow was set to make it six, but he failed his physical today. Winslow’s wonky right knee is still bothering him, and Rotoworld notes the Pats could’ve given him a pass on the physical if they really wanted to, although I’m not sure how that works.
Eventually, the former Seahawk will get picked up, and only the most desperate fantasy owner should be anticipating that day. Winslow is now an afterthought in both reality and fantasy, and similar to other fading and/or unemployed veterans this year (i.e. Chad Johnson, Plaxico Burress), once he lands somewhere it should take at least eight injuries for you to even consider making a very unfunny joke about adding him to your roster. Read the rest of this entry »