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Following up on Hoomanawanui deal

A few notes on the two-year contract signed by tight end Michael Hoomanawanui with the Patriots:

Signing bonus: $360,000

2014

Base salary: $740,000 ($140,000 guaranteed)

Roster bonus: $100,000 ($6,250 per game that he is on 46-man game-day roster)

2015

Base salary: $800,000

Roster bonus-1: $300,000 (paid on 5th day of league year)

Roster bonus-2: $100,000 ($6,250 per game that he is on 46-man game-day roster)

Hoomanawanui can earn up to $400,000 in incentives in each season.

QUICK-HIT THOUGHTS: This deal reflects how Hoomanawanui has carved out a nice niche with the Patriots as a reliable option at the position, and his presence takes on added importance when considering Rob Gronkowski's health considerations. With $500,000 in first-year guarantees and a maximum payout of $1.6 million in 2014, it is a well-deserved bump compared to last year when he had an injury split in his deal.