By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Mohamed Sanu is in danger of failing to make the 2020 New England Patriots roster, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. He left Sanu off of his projections for the final 53-man roster.
Besides leaving Sanu off the roster, the veteran reporter also left off Jakobi Meyers off of the roster. Instead, he believes that the Patriots will keep Damiere Byrd, Gunner Olszewski, and Devin Ross behind starters Julian Edelman and N’Keal Harry.
Last season in a mid-season trade, the Patriots gave up a second-round draft pick to the Atlanta Falcons to acquire Sanu. However, as Reiss says, “it was a major whiff by Bill Belichick.”
Following the trade, he got hurt as the Patriots were hoping that he would improve their wide receiver core. In the off-season, Sanu had ankle surgery – and, according to Reiss, ‘appears to lost the little effectiveness that he previously had.’
If this does come true, this means that Sanu could potentially be released before the 2020 NFL rosters have to be locked in this weekend, or he’ll be traded if there’s interest from other teams.
Sanu is due $6.5 million for the 2020 season in the final year of his contract. However, if they cut ties with him, the team saves $6.5 million in cap savings.
The 31-year-old New Brunswick, New Jersey native made eight appearances, including six starts with the Patriots following the trade. He had 26 receptions for 207 yards and one touchdown.
With the Falcons, he appeared in seven games, including six starts. He had 33 receptions for 313 yards and a touchdown.
In his career, Sanu has made 118 appearances, including 92 starts. He has 403 receptions for 4,507 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Sanu has not had more than 838 receiving yards during a season, which came during the 2018 season. Only three times in his career has he surpassed 700 yards, which came in 2014 with the Cincinnati Bengals when he had 790 yards, 2017 when he had 703 yards with the Falcons and the aforementioned career season in 2018.
Copyright © 2007-2020. The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved.
All information contained in this Digital Publication are copyright by The Capital Sports Report, and may not be duplicated, copied, modified or adapted, in any way without our written permission. Your use of our work does not constitute any right or license for you to use our trademarks, without the prior written permission of The Capital Sports Report. Our Content, as found within our Website, is protected under United States and foreign copyrights laws. The copying, redistribution, or use of our publication by you of any such Content, is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.
The Capital Sports Report and its logo are official trademarks of Anthony Caruso III and Anthony Caruso Enterprises.