Mohamed Sanu Released by San Francisco After Just 3 Games

Mohamed Sanu (12) with Falcons in 2019. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/Shutterstock

Veteran wideout Mohamed Sanu is back on the free-agent market. San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have released Sanu, bringing the 31-year-old’s stint with the team to an end after just three games.

Sanu signed a one-year deal with the 49ers last month, following his release by New England Patriots in the offseason. He played just 40 snaps in the past three games, catching one pass for nine yards.

San Francisco confirmed the decision on social media, while also announcing the release of tight end Charlie Taumoepeau.

49ers signed Mohammed Sanu after the team’s wide receiver group was hit with multiple injuries, and were expected to give him a meaningful role in their offense. However, the emergence of their young wideouts, including 2020’s first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk and second-year player Dante Pettis, caused Sanu to have a limited impact during his time with the organization.

Despite an unsuccessful spell with San Francisco, Sanu is expected to find a new job in NFL pretty soon. There are several teams that could use a veteran wideout, such as the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers, and Sanu is arguably the best option available. Not counting Antonio Brown, of course.