NFL Rumors: Patriots Release WR Mohamed Sanu

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The New England Patriots released wide receiver Mohamed Sanu on Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, removing an expensive veteran from their receiving corps.

The release is not yet official, so there's still a chance the Patriots could trade Sanu instead, but the decision caught some off guard after New England traded away a second-round pick for Sanu last season.

In eight games with the Patriots last season, Sanu caught 26 passes for 207 yards and one touchdown. He was due $6.5 million in base salary in 2020, which is now set to come off the books entirely.

Sanu enjoyed his most productive years with the Atlanta Falcons. From 2016-18, he had 192 receptions for 2,194 yards and 13 scores.

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