It seems like only yesterday that the Patriots traded a second-round draft pick for Mohamed Sanu, and yet now he’s a free agent.
The Patriots released Sanu on Wednesday, after he played in only eight games for the team, hauling in only 26 catches (10 of which came in a loss to the Ravens) during that time. It has gone down as one of the worst moves Bill Belichick has made since he took over personnel decisions and gained control of roster moves.
And it’s surprising, because Sanu was a great asset for the Falcons, running crisp routes and using his large frame to gain separation from opposing defensive backs. But he’s slowed down a bit, and just doesn’t seem to have the extra edge he once did, whether it was due to injuries or just not fully grasping the Patriots offense.
Sanu remains optimistic he’ll find a job elsewhere, though, reacting to his release in speaking to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Players always claim it was money issues, rather than blaming themselves, but we do believe another team will come calling in the near future.