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Sport Report: Patriots trade for Mohamed Sanu, send second-round pick to Falcons

18:20  22 october  2019
18:20  22 october  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Why the Patriots made a very un-Patriots trade for Mohamed Sanu

  Why the Patriots made a very un-Patriots trade for Mohamed Sanu The Patriots haven’t traded a second-round pick for an age 30 player since Corey Dillon.New England had a definite need at wide receiver as its schedule is set to flip from FCS to Power 5 over the second half of the season. The Pats are 7-0 and at the top of the AFC’s pecking order, but Josh Gordon missed Week 7 with a knee and ankle injury. First round pick N’Keal Harry has yet to play this fall after being placed on IR and remains an unknown commodity. The team’s starting tight ends Monday night were two players who either signed or re-signed with the team six days earlier.

Related: Patriots trade for Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu ; send second - round pick to Atlanta. Even though the Patriots already had Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett II in the fold alongside some developmental youngsters, they apparently felt the need to add more depth to their

Mohamed Sanu . The newest Patriots receiver slots into third on the depth chart for the time being. Part of the reason this move is so surprising was New England’s recent decision to activate their first- round draft pick READ NEXT: Patriots Trade for Mohamed Sanu & Send a Pick to Falcons .

The New England Patriots steamrolled the New York Jets on Monday night, but that didn’t stop them from acquiring another receiver for Tom Brady to target. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots have traded for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. The Patriots are reportedly sending a second-round pick back to Atlanta.

a close up of a man in a red uniform holding a baseball bat: Mohamed Sanu is reportedly headed to the New England Patriots. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)© Provided by Oath Inc. Mohamed Sanu is reportedly headed to the New England Patriots. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Patriots had tried to acquire Sanu during the draft back in April, but weren’t able to make it happen.

Patriots Place Josh Gordon on IR

  Patriots Place Josh Gordon on IR People around the NFL were a bit puzzled when the Patriots traded for Mohamed Sanu just one day after they crushed the Jets on Monday Night Football by the score of 33-0. On Wednesday, the reasoning became much clearer. The Patriots have placed wideout Josh Gordon on the Injured Reserve, and his season is likely over. Per @FieldYates, the Patriots have placed WR Josh Gordon on injured reserve. Gordon’s season is over due to a knee injury. — MikePer @FieldYates, the Patriots have placed WR Josh Gordon on injured reserve. Gordon’s season is over due to a knee injury.

The Falcons are trading wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to the Patriots in exchange for a second - round pick , ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday morning. Selected by the Bengals in the third round of the 2012 draft, Sanu spent four seasons in Cincinnati before heading to Atlanta in

The New England Patriots did not wait a long time to make a splash in the trade market, acquiring receiver Mohamed Sanu on Tuesday morning in exchange for a 2020 second - round draft pick . A former Rutgers quarterback, Sanu played with several current Patriots back in college including the

Sanu, 30, is in his 8th season in the NFL, and in his 4th with the Falcons. He has 313 yards on 33 receptions for the Falcons this season, and one touchdown. While a second-round pick may seem like a high price to pay for Sanu, the recent injuries to players like Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, and Josh Gordon mean the Patriots could use a veteran like Sanu to provide a little insurance. Sanu is signed through the 2020 season.

As far as that second-round pick, the Patriots aren’t giving up anything they’re not already getting back. According to Schefter, the Patriots are getting two second-round picks back in compensation for losing two players to free agency in the most recent offseason. So they won’t miss that second-round pick too much, especially since they’re giving it up for a proven receiver.

Matt Ryan injury update: Falcons star (ankle) misses practice, status still unknown for Week 8

  Matt Ryan injury update: Falcons star (ankle) misses practice, status still unknown for Week 8 Ryan sprained his ankle in the last minutes of Week 7's loss to the Rams.The Falcons' veteran quarterback rolled his ankle in Week 7's loss to the Rams and had to exit the game in the last minutes. While coach Dan Quinn told reporters that Ryan will be sideliend for Wednesday's practice, he left open the possibility that the QB could play Seattle.

What is Mohamed Sanu 's fantasy football value after the Patriots trade ? Find out why Sanu should be a top waiver wire The Fact That the Patriots Gave Up a Second - Round Pick for Sanu Shows They Plan to Utilize the Wide Receiver. Patriots Trade for Mohamed Sanu & Send a Pick to Falcons .

Mohamed Sanu gets a team upgrade after trade . On Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that New England had acquired wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from the reeling Atlanta Falcons for a second - round draft Schefter says Sanu has long been a target of the Patriots And with the Falcons staring at a lost season at 1-6, the time finally was right for Atlanta to make a deal to

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