The New England Patriots retained tight end Michael Hoomanawanui with a two-year contract, according to a league source.

He caught 12 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown last season in 10 starts.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder has 37 career receptions for 374 yards and four touchdowns.

He's regarded as a strong blocker and a good all-around tight end for a team that's constantly dealing with injuries with star tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun