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Patriots and Mohamed Sanu have mutual interest

Mohamed Sanu, Russell Bodine, Andy Dalton AP

The Patriots need a wide receiver, and Mohamed Sanu went to Rutgers.

And since Bill Belichick brings in former Scarlet Knights at a rate unlike any other, that makes it seem perfect.

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, there’s mutual interest between the Patriots and the Bengals wide receiver.

Of course, there will be plenty of competition for Sanu in a thinned-out free agent market at the position, so it’s far from a lock Belichick will be able to add to his collection (they have five Rutgers players on the roster right now, which seems low).

And the Patriots haven’t often gone big for free agent wideouts, preferring to fill in the blanks around Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski with mid-level guys.

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19 Responses to “Patriots and Mohamed Sanu have mutual interest”
  1. inbillwetrust says: Mar 9, 2016 8:28 AM

    upgrade from lafell for sure

  2. truthfactory says: Mar 9, 2016 8:32 AM

    for free agent wideouts, preferring to fill in the blanks around Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski with mid-level guys.

    Big name free agents don’t come available very often, but the Patriots have gone after many of them.

    Randy Moss
    Chad Ochocinco
    Danny Amendola
    Brandon Lloyd

    I’m not saying they are “big name” guys, but those were some of the best wr’s available during those times and the Pats went for them. Other than Moss, they all had drops in their numbers.

  3. billsbackto81 says: Mar 9, 2016 8:40 AM

    Good receiver but far from elite or pro bowl status. NE nevers overpays for FA’s. He’d get more somewhere else assuming his priority is to get paid.

  4. churchofthehoody says: Mar 9, 2016 8:48 AM

    Say what you want about Schiano coaching in the NFL, but his Rutgers program produced a remarkable amount of high character blue collar nfl talent.

  5. 69goatboy says: Mar 9, 2016 8:52 AM

    Sanu is big and strong, but his route running is suspect.

    When you can’t get open when the primo coverage is tied up covering Green and Eifert, something is wrong.

  6. whodey83 says: Mar 9, 2016 8:54 AM

    Truthfactory, don’t forget Torry Holt and Reggie Wayne.

  7. majormalphunktion says: Mar 9, 2016 8:59 AM

    Pats have a far better track record with FA WR than drafting them. Sanu looks like he would be a good fit for this offense.

    Next up Mayo replacement be it D-Line or LB, and maybe RB, but that is about it.

  8. thraiderskin says: Mar 9, 2016 9:01 AM

    Sanu would be a really good get for Brady, the man needs a legit wr weapon to help Gronk open up defenses.

  9. laukkanen5 says: Mar 9, 2016 9:04 AM

    wait , i heard the Browns wanted Sanu…

    tough choice. Hoody and Brady- 2 of best of all time or cesspool known as Believeland..

    tough call

  10. 6ball says: Mar 9, 2016 9:09 AM

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    Isn’t Sanu more of a slot type? The Patriots are in need of a WR who plays on the outside.
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  11. bchap17 says: Mar 9, 2016 9:11 AM

    “the man needs a legit wr weapon to help Gronk open up defenses.”
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    Sanu will draw no more attention from defenses than Lafell did.

  12. rogerdw66 says: Mar 9, 2016 9:17 AM

    Sorry, but it sounds like Gronk feels like he is under paid and may hold his breath and stamp his feet until he is highest paid TE.

  13. bullcharger says: Mar 9, 2016 9:29 AM

    whodey83 says:
    Mar 9, 2016 8:54 AM
    Truthfactory, don’t forget Torry Holt and Reggie Wayne.

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    Almost all of those guys were paid very little. Not much risk for BB. Also, Amendola was critical in winning the Super Bowl, so I would say he has worked it to some extent.

  14. inbillwetrust says: Mar 9, 2016 9:48 AM

    Big name free agents don’t come available very often, but the Patriots have gone after many of them.

    Randy Moss
    Chad Ochocinco
    Danny Amendola
    Brandon Lloyd

    I’m not saying they are “big name” guys, but those were some of the best wr’s available during those times and the Pats went for them. Other than Moss, they all had drops in their numbers.

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    somewhat see what your saying but Moss and Ocho were trades not free agents

  15. patriotsdefense says: Mar 9, 2016 10:20 AM

    Edelman gets no respect

  16. TheDPR says: Mar 9, 2016 10:42 AM

    Sanu is not a big name WR. He’s an ok role player though, which is what the Patriots generally look for.

  17. patsdrukker says: Mar 9, 2016 11:13 AM

    Sanu would be a nice pick-up. But I’m much more set on Bilal Powell. He would thrive in the New England’s offence.

  18. bengalsfan2079 says: Mar 9, 2016 11:14 AM

    At best a third receiver I’d rather have resigned Jones out of the two if I had to take one back in Cincy.

  19. pastabelly says: Mar 9, 2016 12:27 PM

    I really don’t think it’s easy being a wide receiver for the Patriots. They have a certain system and Brady gets rid of the ball quickly. You have to understand the system, be on the same page as Brady, and have good hands. Maybe Rutgers guys work well with the Patriots.

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