Mohamed Sanu out of walking boot following ankle surgery

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A little over two months removed from surgery, New England Patriots wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is out of a walking boot.

According to Mike Giardi of the NFL Network, Sanu has been able to shed his protective device and begun rehab on his surgically repaired ankle.

In his second game in New England after being acquired from the Atlanta Falcons midseason, Sanu caught 10 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. He appeared to be a piece that could help buoy a Patriots Offense that was lacking in weapons for Tom Brady.

However, Sanu would injure the ankle in the team’s following game on a punt return against the Philadelphia Eagles. After missing the next game against Dallas, Sanu returned to the lineup but managed just 13 receptions for 110 yards in five more regular season games and a playoff game for New England.

With the Patriots not adding any significant piece to the wide receiver group this offseason, Sanu should still factor heavily into New England’s offensive plans as they break in new quarterback Jarrett Stidham.

4 responses to “Mohamed Sanu out of walking boot following ankle surgery

  1. Honestly, they should just cut bait and save $6.5M against the cap this year.

  2. As crazy as it may seem, the Patriots supporting cast might actually be better for Stidham in 2020 than it was for Brady in 2019, without too many changes. Sanu was clearly injured and ineffective. Harry was a rookie who missed the first half of the season so he was behind the learning curve. Edelman was beat up because he was their only reliable pass catcher and the wear and tear of game after game was taking its toll. They have upgraded at the TE position (which was admittedly a very low bar to clear). The offensive line is improved with the return of Andrews. The FB position is vastly improved. And the running backs can create mismatches (power run when the defense plays pass, but the running backs can catch passes if the defense plays run).

    Is that saying they will be a better offense? No. Taking Brady from the offense and putting Stidham in will be a dramatic change. I’m strictly talking “supporting cast”. I dont think it is in stone that this is a 4 win team like some people think. But thats just me.

  3. I dont think it is in stone that this is a 4 win team like some people think. But thats just me.
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    Anyone who really thinks that either doesn’t follow the Patriots or forgot who their coach is or they’re butthurt Tampa Bay Tommy fans who hope that is the case.

  4. What are we supposed to say here? I agree cutting the $6.5 against the cap might have been a good idea. Who thinks he’ll be 100% for the whole season?

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