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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:40:05 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WRs Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu could be targets for the New England Patriots this offseason, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Reiss believes Jones' route-running ability would translate well in New England's offensive system, and that Sanu could draw interest as an alumnus of the Rutgers, a program for which the Patriots have high regard.
Fantasy Tip: Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell have uncertain futures with the Patriots based on their 2016 contracts, as Reiss also notes, so they could definitely be in the wide receiver market this offseason. New England could also pursue the position through the draft, but Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman will remain their top two playmakers nonetheless.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:33:59 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals WRs Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Brandon Tate are impending unrestricted free agents this offseason.
Fantasy Tip: Jones will likely be the top free-agent priority, at least among their group of receivers, as he is coming off a career-high 816-yard season. Sanu has also shown flashes, but has not been as involved as Jones when Jones is healthy. Tate may be the odd man out and doesn't hold much fantasy value.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:49:57 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu was on the field for 58 of 77 (75.3%) offensive snaps in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Fantasy Tip: Sanu caught two passes for 28 yards and ran once for six yards. He's a fringe matchup play and is best left for daily formats, like found on FantasyScore.com.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:36:40 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu entered practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the slot in a three-wide formation. It was the first time he worked in the formation during camp. WRs A.J. Green and Marvin Jones were the starters.
Fantasy Tip: Sanu is competing with Jones for the starting job opposite Green, but it appears he is behind in the race for the job and/or the team likes his skillset better out of the slot. He remains a decent WR4 or flex option in leagues of 12 or more fantasy teams.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:01:46 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is in the mix to start opposite WR A.J. Green, but with WR Marvin Jones (ankle, foot) healthy Sanu will have plenty of competition.
Fantasy Tip: Sanu is a player to monitor during training camp and the preseason. Cincinnati's offense, at least in terms of the wideouts, isn't a wide-open style where the top three or four wide receivers have fantasy appeal. If Sanu were to fall into the third wideout role he would have minimal appeal.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:04:33 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Fantasy Tip: Sanu probably received a day off Wednesday, Nov. 26, and was able to return to practice. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had problems against wide receivers this season, which makes Sanu an option for owners on FantasyScore at $5,100.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:19:22 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Sanu should be able to play in Week 13 since he is not dealing with an injury. Sanu has not put up terrific numbers over the last few weeks but did find the end zone in Week 12. Sanu costs $5,100 on FantasyScore and could be a good option against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:10:13 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu caught a 48-yard pass in the first quarter of the team's Week 8 game.
Fantasy Tip: Sanu has been playing well while A.J. Green has been out of the lineup. Sanu likely will continue to be a reliable target for the team even when Green returns and should be at least a weekly flex option for owners.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:26:39 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu posted a career-high 10 receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 tie against the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy Tip: Sanu stepped up his game with A.J. Green sidelined. With Green expected to sit again in Week 7, Sanu should be a solid WR2/3 or flex play for FantasyScore owners against the Indianapolis Colts.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:20:58 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) may not play in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers, but offensive coordinator Hue Jackson refuses to change the game plan drastically if their receiving star doesn't play. "That's why I never put together a game plan based on one guy," said Jackson. "We're not going to crash our game plan. As a coordinator you just have to adapt. You never know what might happen." WR Mohamed Sanu is tied for the team lead with Green with 17 catches, and WR Dane Sanzenbacher can also be used.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:04:05 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) was back at practice Thursday, Sept. 18, and he hasn't ruled out the possibility of playing in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans. "If it's feeling good, then I'm going to go," Green said. "If it's not, then we'll go from there." Green lined up out wide and ran at a good pace during practice. He felt the injury all of last week during practice, and he wasn't able to get full extension when he ran in Week 2. Head coach Marvin Lewis expects Green to play against the Titans. If he doesn't play, WR Mohamed Sanu will replace him as the No. 1 receiver.
Fantasy Tip: Green will likely wind up being questionable and could be a game-time decision Sunday morning. It's a risk to put him in your FantasyScore starting lineups. Sanu, at $4,900, is a smart buy, even if Green suits up.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:56:10 -0700
Updating earlier reports, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) has a strained ligament in his foot, as opposed to the original diagnosis of turf toe. It's unclear whether it's an aggravation of the injury that caused him to miss practice Thursday, Sept. 11, or if it's a new injury.
Fantasy Tip: Green's status for Week 3 is unclear. As previously stated, Mohamed Sanu's value rises to a good WR3 option for the upcoming week, even if Green plays.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:57:25 -0700
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) doesn't have a significant injury and would likely return for Week 5 after the bye week if he's unable to play in Week 3. The injury was related to the injury that forced him to miss practice Thursday, Sept. 11.
Fantasy Tip: Mohamed Sanu's value is on the rise with the question mark on Green. He caught three balls for 84 yards and a touchdown in Week 2. He would make a decent flex option in Week 3, depending on his price on FantasyScore.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:36:50 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu has been impressive this preseason, and he can be used as a receiver, rusher or even occasional quarterback. Sanu has picked up the slack in the passing game in the absence of WR Marvin Jones (foot).
Fantasy Tip: The loss of Jones will make Sanu a little bit more intriguing early in the regular season, especially if he continues to be versatile on the field. In deep leagues, he's worth a speculative flier selection.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:25:04 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is generating strong buzz in camp, which could lead to more time in the slot and more catches this season if things work out.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:44:39 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton invited WR A.J. Green, WR Marvin Jones, WR Mohamed Sanu, WR Brandon Tate, WR Ryan Whalen and WR Cobi Hamilton to Dallas for a throwing session Monday, July 7. "It's just a chance to work on the little things before we get it going again," Dalton said. "Working on the routes, doing some of the things that need to get better."
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:31:56 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu could receive the bulk of snaps in the slot this upcoming season. Nearly half of Sanu's catches in 2013 came when he was the slot receiver.
Mon, 19 May 2014 13:17:09 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals would like to use WR Mohamed Sanu more often this upcoming season than they did in 2013. Sanu has a chance to see time as the No. 2 wide receiver in 2014.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:50:36 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Andrew Hawkins, who was just activated from the Injured Reserve list, could become a third wide receiver option behind WRs A.J. Green and Marvin Jones in the team's Week 9 game Thursday, Oct. 31, against the Miami Dolphins with WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) questionable for the game. Hawkins was third on the team last year in receptions (51) and receiving yards (533).
Fantasy Tip: Hawkins is a player to keep an eye on in deep point-per-reception universes. The Bengals may bring him along slowly, but they'll surely utilize him when he's ready.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:52:43 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait for the inactive list before finding out if Sanu will play in the game. If he does play, he probably would be a risky flex play in deeper leagues.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:15:07 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) missed his second straight day of practice Tuesday, Oct. 29. If he can't play in the team's Week 9 game Thursday, Oct. 31, against the Miami Dolphins, then WR Marvin Jones will replace him in two-receiver sets with WR Dane Sanzenbacher taking some snaps out of the slot position. WR Andrew Hawkins, who's expected to be activated to the active roster before the game, is another option.
Fantasy Tip: Sanu figures to be a weak play coming off injury on a short week. Jones, after his four-touchdown performance last weekend, is likely to be the hottest waiver wire commodity. Jones' snaps have been limited to mostly red zone duties, but he'll see more work if Sanu misses the game.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:02:55 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals LB Michael Boley (hamstring), DE Wallace Gilberry (groin), LB Rey Maualuga (concussion, knee), WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) and OT Andrew Whitworth (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 29. RB Rex Burkhead (hamstring) was limited.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:12:02 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals LB Michael Boley (hamstring), WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) and OT Andrew Whitworth (knee) did not practice Monday, Oct. 28. RB Rex Burkhead (groin) and DE Wallace Gilberry (groin) were each listed as limited participants.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 17:57:04 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) left the Week 8 game against the New York Jets due to a shoulder injury. He had one grab for 24 yards before departing.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:06:12 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is making key plays at key times for the Bengals. While Sanu has not scored a red zone touchdown yet this year, he caught a key pass in overtime of a game to convert a first down, and also has been used in a wildcat formation.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:49:03 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu (foot) appears to be over a foot injury which required season-ending surgery last November. WR Marvin Jones has also impressed, showing good separation and speed in training camp.
Fantasy Tip: The two second-year receivers are on the rise. Sanu is expected to start opposite A.J. Green, and has big-play ability. Sanu is worth a look as a low-end WR3 or must-start WR4 or flex play because of his expected starting role, while Jones is worth a roll of the dice late on draft day for depth at the receiver spot.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:23:31 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WRs Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones could share the starting wide receiver job opposite WR A.J. Green this season. Sanu or Jones would start depending on what the first play from scrimmage would be.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:34:24 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu could serve as the emergency No. 3 quarterback again this season if the team decides to keep two quarterbacks on their final roster.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:10:07 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu (foot) confirms he's 100 percent and has no nagging pain.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 06:52:15 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals have been criticized for not pursuing a veteran wide receiver in free agency; however, head coach Marvin Lewis points to the development of WR Mohamed Sanu as a reason for standing pat. According to Lewis, Sanu is ahead of where former WR Chad Johnson was entering his second season in the NFL. "I'll go on record saying that," Lewis said. "That's the uneducated putting dumb thoughts in people's minds. It's why you have an opportunity to go after these guys and go get these guys. So you continue to make your team better. (It's) not a positive in making your team better when you keep adding old guys ... What did Randy Moss do (for the San Francisco 49ers) last year? He did nothing. He got in the way of a younger player performing."
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:38:47 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu (foot) is running routes after getting cleared early in February. "It's great. It feels good. I've been working out and running," Sanu said this week during an interview about his experience at least year's NFL Scouting Combine. "I've been running routes for a while and it feels good." Sanu missed the last six games of 2012 with a stress fracture in his foot.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:45:47 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals placed WR Mohamed Sanu (foot) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 4. In corresponding moves, the team signed RB Dan Herron to the active roster from the practice squad and signed free-agent WR Vidal Hazelton (Titans) to the practice squad.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 12:20:15 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals have declared WR Armon Binns, DL Brandon Thompson, DL Devon Still, FS George Iloka, CB Jason Allen, WR Mohamed Sanu, TE Richard Quinn inactive for Week 13.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:12:36 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu (foot) is expected to miss two to three months because of his foot injury.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:42:01 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said WR Mohamed Sanu (foot) could be out for the season after he suffered a stress fracture in his foot Thursday, Nov. 29. He'll have surgery Monday, Dec. 3.
Fantasy Tip: Tough break for Sanu, who had four touchdowns in the last three games. Brandon Tate or Armon Binns will likely take Sanu's starting job, but we like Andrew Hawkins as Sanu's fantasy value beneficiary. His speed in the slot could be a weapon in the offense with defenses keying on A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham. Gresham's fantasy value rises as well, as he becomes the second option in the passing game. Green's value stays about the same, with a potential slight hit if defenses double him and Gresham can't keep them honest.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:00:24 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu (foot) is not practicing Friday, Nov. 30.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:12:13 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals C Kyle Cook (ankle), WR Andrew Hawkins (knee), CB Terence Newman (shoulder), TE Richard Quinn (hamstring) and WR Mohamed Sanu (foot) were all limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:20:19 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu has emerged as a great red zone target for QB Andy Dalton to take attention away from WR A.J. Green. Three of Sanu's four touchdowns have come with WR Andrew Hawkins (knee) out, and three of Sanu's TDs have come on third downs. Sanu has eight third down catches in his four starts. He has gone ahead of WRs Brandon Tate and Armon Binns on the depth chart. "He's awesome in the red zone," offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. "In zones he has a great feel for finding the holes and man-to-man he's got a big body (6-2, 210) where he can create separation for himself. He's everything we hoped he would be. It just took us too long a time to figure it out I guess."
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:16:22 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ryan Whalen had team-highs with four catches and 31 yards in Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in his first game of the season. WR Mohamed Sanu was second on the team with three grabs for 27 yards, and he had a seven-yard rush.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 08:40:40 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals have declared DL Brandon Thompson, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, FS George Iloka, CB Jason Allen, WR Mohamed Sanu, TE Richard Quinn, WR Ryan Whalen inactive for Week 6.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 20:01:26 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu did not have any receptions in the Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins, but he did throw a 73-yard touchdown to fellow WR A.J. Green on the first offensive play of the game.
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:56:05 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton indicated WRs Brandon Tate, Armon Binns and Mohamed Sanu may rotate at the starting wide receiver spot opposite WR A.J. Green. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said his play calling would be the same with whichever receiver is in the game.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:55:38 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon Tate has been listed as a starting wide receiver opposite A.J. Green and ahead of WR Armon Binns on the team's first depth chart of training camp. Tate dealt with hamstring problems last week but returned to practice and played in the team's scrimmage Sunday, Aug. 5, catching a touchdown. Rookie Mohamed Sanu was listed fourth on the depth chart.
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:09:54 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu showed flashes during offseason workouts, and he figures to be in the mix for a starting job with a solid training camp and preseason.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:57:30 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Jordan Shipley (knee) is a candidate to start the season on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. Shipley is also not a candidate for the No. 2 wide receiver job, but he is battling WRs Andrew Hawkins and Mohamed Sanu for the slot job.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:08:52 -0700
Updating a previous item, Cincinnati Bengals third-round draft pick WR Mohamed Sanu signed a four-year contract worth roughly $2.7 million.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:34:24 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed third-round draft pick WR Mohamed Sanu, according to his agent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:13:50 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said he has been impressed with WR Mohamed Sanu during organized team activities and has shown an ability to get open. "He just has a natural instinct to be a big, friendly target; he knows what he has to do to get open," Gruden says. "A lot of guys when faced with a route adjustment round it off and it allows the route to get jumped for an interception. But he's got the ability to stick his foot in the ground, make the right shade or angle and get that 12-yard completion." Gruden said he is not sure Sanu will play this season and how much playing time he will receive.
Tue, 29 May 2012 20:20:43 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals have a logjam at the wide receiver position, with 12 players vying for what is likely to be six spots. The only absolute is WR A.J. Green. WRs Armon Binns and Brandon Tate have an upper hand in knowing the playbook, and they have looked good in early practices. WRs Mohamed Sanu and Ryan Whalen also figure to be in the mix.
Sat, 19 May 2012 22:54:29 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is likely to be listed as third string on the team's initial depth chart when it is released Monday, May 21.