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Patriots wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is out of his walking boot and begun the rehab process, according to Mike Giardi of the NFL Network on Twitter.
Sanu is recovering from a serious ankle injury suffered Nov. 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. He underwent surgery earlier in the offseason.
The veteran receiver came to the Patriots in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons for a 2020 second-round pick. Sanu missed just one game the rest of the season after the injury, but amassed just 14 catches for 103 yards in six contests.
The 30-year-old is on the books for $6.5 million in the 2020 season. Bill Belichick would save nearly $6 million on the salary cap if he cuts or trades Sanu after June 1, according to the Boston Sports Journal.
Sanu is competing for a roster spot on the Patriots with a crowded wide receiver depth chart that still includes Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry, Jakobi Meyers, Gunner Olszewski, free-agent additions Marqise Lee and Damiere Byrd, and four undrafted rookies.