According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns “are expected to pursue,” the fifth-year wideout, who is well familiar with coach Hue Jackson.
Jackson was there for all four of Sanu’s years with the Bengals, watching him blossom into a versatile part of an explosive passing game. That’s something he’s going to need in Cleveland — along with a quarterback (small detail, and maybe Sanu’s arm is part of the plan).
Sanu’s Bengals teammate Marvin Jones also figures to be on the Browns’ list, though those two will draw significant interest from others as well. The Falcons and Giants have already been linked with Sanu.
The Browns have some options, as they might get Josh Gordon back from suspension (though banking too much hope on a recidivist might be unwise) and they’re trying to retain Travis Benjamin. But Jackson knows how to spread the ball among multiple targets, so it makes sense that he would start with guys he’s familiar with.