Report: Patriots releasing WR Mohamed Sanu
98.5 The Sports Hub staff report
Mohamed Sanu’s disappointing, injury-derailed run with the New England Patriots has come to an end, as the team is releasing the veteran wideout, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport did go on to add that it’s possible the Patriots trade Sanu, as his release will not be reflected on today’s wire.
Acquired from the Falcons in exchange for a second-round pick last season, Sanu totaled 26 catches on 47 targets for 207 yards and a touchdown in his eight-game run with the Patriots, and caught just one pass for 11 yards in New England’s wild card round loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Sanu’s struggles to find his footing within the Patriot offense became glaring following an ankle injury (one that required offseason injury) suffered on a punt return against the Eagles. From there, Sanu’s catch rate plummeted, and the 31-year-old hauled in just six of his 24 targets before that 1-for-5 playoff showing.
With Sanu on his way out, either via release or trade, here’s an updated look at what the Patriots’ wideout group looks like, according to 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Alex Barth.
The Patriots will have to have their 53-man roster set by Saturday afternoon.