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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.
Mon, 14 May 2012 10:04:13 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said the team believes WR Mohamed Sanu can make an immediate impact on offense this season.
Sun, 13 May 2012 22:47:07 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Armon Binns has a good chance at serving as the No. 2 wide receiver behind WR A.J. Green. His biggest competition in camp might be rookies Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu.
Wed, 02 May 2012 09:55:58 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu may be given the chance to start opposite WR A.J. Green when the regular season begins.
Wed, 02 May 2012 08:41:44 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals think third-round draft pick WR Mohamed Sanu is a slightly bigger and a little faster version of free-agent WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Raiders).
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:20:47 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu in the third round of the NFL Draft Friday, April 27, with the No. 83 overall selection. Sanu actually thought he was picked by the Bengals in the first round, and his agent posted that information to Twitter Thursday, April 26. However, it turns out it was a prank by a Rutgers student who found Sanu's telephone number.
Sun, 15 Apr 2012 22:58:33 -0700
Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu has visited with the Cincinnati Bengals, and he has worked out for both the New York Giants and New York Jets. "I'm excited," Sanu said. "It's going pretty good. I just want to find out where I'm going to end up."
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:01:09 -0700
The New York Giants worked out University of Tennessee QB Matt Simms and Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu Wednesday, April 11.
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 20:12:24 -0700
Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu posted 40-yard dash times of 4.55 seconds, and 4.54 seconds, at his school's Pro Day March 21. He was projected as a first-round draft pick by some, but he hurt his stock at the NFL Scouting Combine with a 4.67-second 40-yard dash. Scouts said he had a very good workout at his Pro Day, and he caught the ball well.
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:22:53 -0700
The New York Giants are scheduled to meet with Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu for a pre-draft visit.
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:22:28 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to meet with Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu for a pre-draft visit.
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:19:50 -0800
Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu met with the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Feb. 25, at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Tue, 03 Jan 2012 11:23:50 -0800
Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu will forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Sanu set a Big East and school record with 115 catches this season.