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Mohamed Sanu has started running after foot injury

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When the Bengals lost wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to a stress fracture in his foot with five games to go in the regular season, they lost a player who was starting to show some signs of being the kind of receiver they needed as a complement to A.J. Green on the outside.

Sanu had 11 catches and four touchdowns in the three games before he was lost for the season, numbers that seem modest until you realize that the non-Green receivers other than Snau caught only seven touchdowns all year. Andrew Hawkins caught 51 balls out of the slot, but Marvin Jones, Brandon Tate and Armon Binns (before he was cut loose) couldn’t draw the attention away from Green. That hurt the Bengals in the playoffs when they devised a game plan that made little use of Green and barely moved the ball against the Texans.

It’s good news for the Bengals, then, that Sanu has been cleared to start running this month and that things seem to be progressing well for the receiver as he prepares for his second NFL season.

“It’s great. It feels good. I’ve been working out and running,” Sanu said, via the team’s website. “I’ve been running routes for a while and it feels good.”

Barring an outside acquisition, Sanu should be the favorite to start alongside Green next season.

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7 Responses to “Mohamed Sanu has started running after foot injury”
  1. bengalsucker says: Feb 20, 2013 1:09 PM

    Definitely hoping this guy comes back strong this year and gets to 100% again. This receivers corp could be deadly with Green, Sanu, Jones and Hawkins. Just have to hope Dalton progresses this year. If the line is back up to par (before the last few games of the year where they were almost non-existant) and Dalton isn’t able to improve, then the Bengals need to seriously consider drafting another high round QB in the ’14 draft. I’m worried about Dalton.

  2. steelcityrapist says: Feb 20, 2013 1:09 PM

    Throw more touch down passes to Green!

  3. bengalsstillsuck says: Feb 20, 2013 1:16 PM

    You need to start running from Cincinnati that franchise is a joke an will never win big at anything.

  4. kingbowen says: Feb 20, 2013 2:11 PM

    bengalsstillsuck says:

    You need to start running from Cincinnati that franchise is a joke an will never win big at anything.

    Just like your browns huh stay on your browns post and quit hating on the bengals because a browns fan talking trash is a joke because the brownswillalwayssuck at least the bengals win more the 4 games a year

  5. mazblast says: Feb 20, 2013 2:32 PM

    kingbowen says:

    Just like your browns huh stay on your browns post and quit hating on the bengals because a browns fan talking trash is a joke because the brownswillalwayssuck at least the bengals win more the 4 games a year
    —————————————
    Zero Super Bowl wins = zero Super Bowl wins

    Bagel fans have nothing to brag about. Merely making the playoffs does not make your team a success.

    Getting back to the subject at hand–Every time the Bungles start out a game not throwing to Green, they’re making a serious tactical mistake and setting themselves up for the (inevitable, given 45 years of Bugle history) loss. When you have as good a weapon as he is, you go to him until the other team stops him, THEN you use whatever passes for your other weapons. Sometimes football coaches outthink themselves.

  6. bengalskuta82 says: Feb 20, 2013 3:32 PM

    @bengalsstillsuck
    I really don’t like trash talking your Cleveland Browns because I really don’t want to be seen as a bully..Its a mismatch..hope u understand that one day and remember to keep your mouth shut on some things..

  7. hitdog042 says: Feb 21, 2013 7:27 AM

    Worried about Dalton? He improved in every single statistical category over his rookie year. That’s called progression. Smh.

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