New England also re-signed tight end Michael Hoomanawanui by tendering him a contract as a restricted free agent. It'll be his second season with the Patriots, and he will reportedly receive around $1.3 million.
Hoomanawanui, 24, has played three seasons in the NFL. He spent 2010 and 2011 with the Rams. He has 25 career receptions for 338 yards and three touchdowns.