Patriots reportedly acquire Mohamed Sanu from Falcons
The rich get richer — at least in New England.
Less than 12 hours after their 33-0 beatdown of the New York Jets, Bill Belichick and the Patriots were back at work tweaking their roster as if they don’t already have enough firepower at 7-0 and in complete control of the AFC East.
However, still looking to add a top-end wide receiver following the disaster that was Antonio Brown, the Patriots sent a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the disintegrating Atlanta Falcons in exchange for Mohamed Sanu, reports ESPN.
Shortly after learning of the trade, Sanu sent out a tweet thanking the Falcons organization and their fans.
I appreciate everything the organization has done for my family & I. Mr. Blank, TD, Coach Q, & everyone through the organization, I am forever grateful for the opportunity. To my Teammates & fan y’all know how I feel about y’all love y’all to death. #ThankYou
— Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) October 22, 2019
A 2012 third-round pick out of Rutgers, Sanu spent four years with the Cincinnati Bengals before joining the Falcons in 2016. And in 110 career games, he’s hauled in 377 receptions for 4,300 yards and 25 touchdowns with his best season coming in 2018.
In addition to his ability as a receiver, the multi-talented Sanu is often featured in trick plays as he’s capable of taking off with the ball as much as he is capable of throwing it. He presents a unique Swiss army knife for Belichick & Co. and will only make the already powerful Patriots that much more dangerous.