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Sep 27, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (14) gains yards after catch as New York Giants cornerback Darnay Holmes (30) tackles during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

Just a month into the regular season, Mohamed Sanu once again finds himself back on the market. As first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the San Francisco 49ers are cutting ties with the 31-year-old wide receiver.

The Niners signed Sanu back on September 18 after a number of their young receivers were lost to injuries. With those players now recovering, Sanu became expendable.

In three games with San Fran, Sanu was targeted just once on 40 offensive snaps. The play picked up a first down on a nine-yard completion.

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Sanu spent this summer in training camp with the Patriots, and was a surprise release the week before the season. New England acquired him from the Atlanta Falcons for a second-round pick during the 2019 season, but an ankle injury limited his contributions.

It’s rare to see a pass catcher with Sanu’s experience on the market at this point in a season, and he’ll likely be able to find another landing spot. Assuming he signs before October 22 (when he was traded last year), he’ll be with his fourth team (Atlanta, New England, San Francisco, ???) in a 365 day span.

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