At this point, it’s like Bill Belichick is in on the joke, and keeps feeding us punch lines.
The Patriots are taking a look at yet another tight end.
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that they’re bringing in Michael Hoomanawanui, and are expected to sign him if he passes a physical.
They already have four tight ends on the roster, and are also working out Kellen Winslow. But that one has been characterized as an emergency list look.
There were reports that Hoomanawanui was headed to Washington to join the Redskins practice squad. But apparently the lure of playing in the all-tight end, all-the-time offense was too much to pass up.
UPDATE 10:42 a.m. ET: Reiss adds that Visanthe Shiancoe could be going on injured reserve to make room for Hoomanawanui.