New England Patriots

Mohamed Sanu of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

By Matt McCarthy,

The Mohamed Sanu trade is official.

The Patriots formally announced the acquisition of the former Falcons wide receiver on Wednesday. In a corresponding move, the team released tight end Eric Tomlinson, who played just one game in a New England uniform.

The Patriots also confirmed the signing of special teamer Eric Bethel, who was signed after being let go by the Ravens. Safety Jordan Richards was released to make room for Bethel.

Sanu will wear No. 14, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

The Pats also signed offensive lineman Aaron Monterio, a Brockton native, to the practice squad.

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