When New England dealt a second-round pick to Atlanta for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu last season, they hoped it would help solve some of their offensive woes.
But that was not the case, as Sanu struggled to get going in New England, largely due to an ankle injury. The hope is the 30-year old receiver will be healthier and ready to contribute for the 2020 season.
According to Mike Girardi of NFL Network, the veteran wide receiver had successful ankle surgery yesterday.
In his second game with New England after the trade, Sanu impressed by hauling in 10 receptions for 81 yards and a TD. The ankle injury occurred Week 11 during a punt return, and Sanu was never the same.
After missing one game, Sanu recorded just 110 total yards in the Patriots’ remaining six games, including the playoffs.
While playing through the nagging injury, Sanu hoped the injury would heal by itself, but surgery was eventually required. In the final year of his contract, he is set to make $6.5 million in base salary.
Now healthy, the Patriots hope a healthy Sanu can help improve their receiving corps, with or without Tom Brady under center.