The Dolphins have signed WR Mohamed Sanu to add depth to a corps that has undergone a complete rebuild this offseason.
With veterans DeVante Parker, Albert Wilson, and Allen Hurns departing and Tyreek Hill and Cedrick Wilson being added to the roster, Sanu will help add a little veteran leadership and that possession receiver skillset that may be lacking.
Originally drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2012 draft, Mohamed Sanu may be past his prime but still boasts a skillset prized by new HC Mike McDaniel.
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Mohamed Sanu previously played under McDaniel in San Francisco, and while his numbers in 2021 won’t inspire much excitement, 15-177 in 8 games, it will be his training camp presence and veteran savvy that McDaniel will be hoping rubs off on his young skilled receivers.
Sanu had arguably his best years from 2016 to 2018 when he average 800-yards per season and 5 touchdowns. In the last 3 years he has been on four teams in Atlanta, New England, Detroit, and San Francisco.
Mohamed Sanu topped out at three catches for 59 yards against the Bears for the 49ers in 2021 on his way to 4 games with multiple catches. His season was cut short by a knee sprain that saw him head to IR in early November.
When he was placed on IR Sanu was entrenched as the 49ers WR3 and potentially threatens the roster of Preston Williams. The oft-injured Williams has flashed some very impressive performances over the years, including against the 49ers two-years ago as Ryan Fitzpatrick ripped up the niners defence.
However, injuries have limited Williams in every season and this figures to be his last chance to have any significant kind of career in Miami