Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu had 33 receptions for 313 yards and seven touchdowns in seven games with the Atlanta Falcons this season. AP Photo/Rick Scuteri The New England Patriots have acquired veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from the Falcons for a 2nd-round pick, ESPN reported Tuesday morning. Sanu, 30, is a veteran of eight seasons with the Bengals (2012-15) and Falcons (2016-19). New England has had interest in acquiring him dating back to the draft but took until Tuesday to reach Atlanta’s demands as the 1-5 Falcons begin trading pieces before next week’s trade deadline. Sanu has caught 33 of 42 targets for 313 yards and a touchdown in seven games this season. He joins Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon (when healthy) and Phillip Dorsett as the top pass-catching options for quarterback Tom Brady in an offense that recently added tight end Ben Watson and could soon add rookie receiver N’Keal Harry to the mix. Sanu set a career-high in receiving yards (838) last year and has a year remaining on the five-year, $32.5 million deal he signed with Atlanta in 2016. The Falcons are reportedly looking to trade a series of veterans, including tight end Austin Hooper, defensive end Vic… Read full this story
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