Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/5/12
Another solider could be joining the Patriots' tight end brigade. The Pats are close to signing Michael Hoomanawanui to their 53-man roster, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss. The deal reportedly is contingent on Hoomanawanui passing a physical, and fellow tight end Visanthe Shiancoe will likely be placed on injured reserve in order to accomodate the addition. Hoomanawanui spent his first two seasons in St. Louis after getting drafted in the fifth round in 2010. The 24-year-old, who played with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels when he was with the Rams last season, has 20 catches for 229 yards and three...

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