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Tom Brady, Mohamed Sanu react to the Patriots’ trade with the Falcons

Patriots, Tom Brady, Mohamed Sanu, Falcons

A trade that sent wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots and a second-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons made headlines on Tuesday morning.

Tom Brady and Sanu each shared their reactions to the trade on Twitter.

The Patriots reportedly tried to trade for Sanu around the time of the NFL Draft and even offered a second-round pick then, too. The Falcons’ struggles this season likely contributed to their willingness to shed salary by trading away Sanu. This could be the start for a potential teardown for Atlanta since it seems that there is no coming back from their poor start.

There was a need for more wide receiver depth for the Patriots given recent injuries. The severity of Josh Gordon’s ankle injury is not yet known and rookie N’Keal Harry hasn’t made his debut either. It doesn’t help that the Antonio Brown saga lasted for one game and that they decided to trade Demaryius Thomas to the New York Jets.

The offensive execution that the Patriots have achieved this season has been genuinely impressive. They have been the NFL’s highest-scoring team with an average of 31.9 points per game and have averaged 279.7 passing yards (5th) to go with it. Adding another receiving threat to the mix should only bolster their attack.

So far this season, Sanu has recorded 33 receptions resulting in 313 receiving yards and one touchdown. He has managed to catch an impressive 78.6 percent of the 42 targets that have been thrown his way.