2. WR Mohamed Sanu
The Patriots cut ties with Mohamed Sanu, and the Colts could help Philip Rivers with this addition.
Mohamed Sanu needs a change of scenery after his rough end to the 2019 season and disappointing start to 2020. The former Falcons wideout was acquired for a second-round pick and had a ton of expectations placed upon him when he joined the Patriots. He was expected to be Tom Brady’s savior and add another element to the struggling offense.
But a sprained ankle really affected his play, which featured just 26 catches for 207 yards and a touchdowns in eight games with New England. Most of that came in his second game with the team, too, when he caught 10 balls for 81 yards and a score against the Ravens.
He underwent offseason surgery and seems to still be making his way back after some struggles in training camp, which prompted his release., but we all know what he’s capable of.
Right now, the Colts have young guys in the slot. Second-year wideout Parris Campbell, who suffered through a litany of injuries last year, has been limited after being placed in the concussion protocol following a car accident, and sixth-round pick Dezmon Patmon is entering his first year in the NFL. The presence of Sanu could help the development of those two guys AND give Philip Rivers another top target.
TY Hilton and Michael Pittman on the outside with Sanu contributing in the slot and helping the younger guys could be huge for the Colts’ wide receiving corps, especially without Trey Burton driving the offense from the slot for the first several weeks. If Sanu is still working his way back and getting up to speed, he shouldn’t hog all the reps right off the bat anyway.