In a surprising turn of events, the New England Patriots have elected to waive veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu with just a few weeks remaining ahead of the upcoming 2020 campaign. With the former Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons standout struggling during his brief stay in New England, most of which can be attributed to some lingering injuries, Sanu now appears to be healthy and ready to roll come Week 1—if he is able to find a new home around the league, that is.
Before Sanu ultimately becomes an unrestricted free agent, though, he will be subject to waivers as another team can claim him off the wire. If no one chooses to claim Sanu, however, he will be free to sign with any team that will have him. As one would expect, there are more than a few solid fits for the seasoned pass-catcher with Week 1 right around the corner.
3. New York Jets
With the New York Jets losing wide receiver Robby Anderson to free agency and eventually the Carolina Panthers, Gang Green can use all the help it can get on the offensive side of the football.
Although the Jets did bring in a journeyman wide out in Breshad Perriman this offseason, running back Le’Veon Bell and quarterback Sam Darnold would surely welcome a veteran presence like Mohamed Sanu.
Sanu can line up all over the field and would help lessen the workload for both Darnold and Bell, who are looking to turn things around in a hurry in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
2. Las Vegas Raiders
After the Antonio Brown debacle, the Las Vegas Raiders encountered a major void at the wide receiver position in 2019. Because another pass-catcher in Tyrell Williams is constantly hurt, which occurred both last season and again this offseason, the Raiders were forced to select former Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Henry Ruggs in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Even though Ruggs will more than likely become a standout player in Sin City, the Raiders should continue to surround struggling quarterback Derek Carr with as many weapons as possible. Adding wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to the offense would do wonders for Carr and the Raiders as a whole.
1. Indianapolis Colts
Not even the most sure-handed of the Indianapolis Colts is a sure thing at this point as veteran quarterback and AFC South newcomer Philip Rivers could use another weapon or two along the outside.
With wide receiver T.Y. Hilton never really at full health so it seems over the course of the last few seasons and the Colts currently looking to a slew of first- and second-year pass-catchers to step up in a big way in 2020, the addition of a veteran like Mohamed Sanu would go a long way in Indianapolis—both on and off the field.
With the Colts looking to compete in the AFC South division this time around, an aging Rivers definitely wouldn’t be opposed to a player like Sanu being added to the fold that’s for sure.