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Browns expected to make a run at Mohamed Sanu

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Soon-to-be free agent Mohamed Sanu has practically said his goodbye to Cincinnati already, but at least one of the teams that want him has a familiar look.

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.

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22 Responses to “Browns expected to make a run at Mohamed Sanu”
  1. tyler4richardson says: Feb 19, 2016 3:55 PM

    He’d instantly become the best QB on the roster.

  2. amanistumor says: Feb 19, 2016 3:59 PM

    Houshmandzadeh 2.0

  3. cbass59 says: Feb 19, 2016 4:01 PM

    And they will still suck.

  4. hippieway says: Feb 19, 2016 4:07 PM

    If the Browns could accidentally stumble upon a quarterback, they might become interesting.

  5. jaredl77 says: Feb 19, 2016 4:12 PM

    Sanu, Benjamin, is a nice start. If Gordon can get reinstated and stay clean that’s a top receiving crew in the NFL.

    Let’s go Hue. Reel him in!

  6. pj1983a says: Feb 19, 2016 4:19 PM

    Gordon, Benjamin, and Sanu? That would actually be the beginning of the really decent receiving corps.

  7. cymbaline6 says: Feb 19, 2016 4:31 PM

    amanistumor says:
    Houshmandzadeh 2.0
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    Sanu was never anywhere near as good as Houshmandzadeh.

    I would have liked to see him stay, but like Jones, he’s good, not great. Replacing both of them will probably be a bit difficult, but it’s not worth overpaying either.

  8. laukkanen5 says: Feb 19, 2016 4:32 PM

    wow……maybe they will win 5 games next year…..doubtful…….

    move them…again

  9. pdp2100 says: Feb 19, 2016 4:41 PM

    He’ll be an Eagle.

  10. heymister24 says: Feb 19, 2016 4:41 PM

    After the browns sign the mooslim, the only thing left to get is a tranny.

  11. nflgtcfl says: Feb 19, 2016 5:39 PM

    They will have to overpay, with that ownership nobody wants to go to that dumpster fire.

    Too bad since CLE fans are some of the best.

  12. legalize12gordon says: Feb 19, 2016 6:03 PM

    hippieway says:
    Feb 19, 2016 4:07 PM
    If the Browns could accidentally stumble upon a quarterback, they might become interesting.

    12 5
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    This has been echoed since 1999. Don’t hold your breath, but Browns fans can hope. Goff should be your guy. Don’t let predraft media screw it up.

  13. oscarxray says: Feb 19, 2016 6:26 PM

    The Browns have 11 picks. If they are analytic they will use all of them,not squander them moving up and down,and will draft their own WRs.

  14. hickmanii says: Feb 19, 2016 8:31 PM

    Let’s bring in sanu and we will be set with recievers startan with Gordon, Sanu, Benjamin, and then still Hawkins. We could have a little extra talent from Pryor… and we have arguably the best T.E in the league with Barnidge. So hopefully we can just have somebody to actually pass them the damn ball.. let’s go GOFF !!!!!

  15. kwjsb says: Feb 19, 2016 8:48 PM

    Gordon, Benjamin, Hartline, Hawkins and Sanu

    Not bad…..Not Bad at all……

  16. jbeatty1940 says: Feb 19, 2016 9:13 PM

    Remember, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. However, if you would have told me ahead of time that Jackson would come here I wouldn’t have believed that either. Eventually they have to get it right, don’t they? You know, law of averages, right? Right? Please get it right, please. I think 51 years of sadness is enough, isn’t it? Please! Hell, I’ll settle for just being relevant again. Please! OK, now I’m begging, please!

  17. greenmercier says: Feb 20, 2016 1:53 PM

    It all started with Hugh. I can’t believe the caliber of experienced coaches he just got to come to Cleveland. The sound analytic approach would be to resign and draft their own players, but bringing a few free agents like Sanu in to teach the other players the new offense would be smart. The biggest issue with the current receivers isn’t speed or hands, but height. At 6’2″, he makes a lot of sense. They’ll at least be smart enough to not count on Gordon, and Hugh has shown that he can attract talent.

  18. snakeskinsoul says: Feb 21, 2016 10:44 AM

    Gordon, Sanu and Benjamin would be serviceable with someone to throw them the ball… AND still draft a WR in the 2nd or 3rd round.

    If they go and get Sanu I would think Pryor is gone…they kind of have the same skill set….run a little, catch a little and even throw a little.Two players like that on the roster would be too much of a luxury for a team with as many needs as the Browns.

  19. bonniebengal says: Feb 21, 2016 2:48 PM

    Really wanted an upgrade at 3rd WR anyway. Even with Green and Eifert getting double covered, Sanu can’t get separation.

  20. cincyfan0890 says: Feb 22, 2016 9:41 AM

    I hope it works out for him, even for Hue.

    Honestly though, he legit could be the answer at QB dude is perfect in his career throwing the ball, he throws a beautiful deep ball.

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 22, 2016 11:24 AM

    If this happens, the bright spot is that Mitchell will still get a chance to take him out of the game with a clean, hard, textbook tackle. Slide down the bench a bit, Eifert, make room for your new teammate.

  22. cincyfan0890 says: Feb 23, 2016 9:27 AM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Feb 22, 2016 11:24 AM

    If this happens, the bright spot is that Mitchell will still get a chance to take him out of the game with a clean, hard, textbook tackle. Slide down the bench a bit, Eifert, make room for your new teammate.

    At least you admit Mitchell does headhunt.

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