Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Sanu caught all four passes that came his way in Sunday's win over the Saints for 32 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Matt Ryan found Sanu in the back of the end zone for a 10 yard strike on a scramble midway through the second quarter. It was Sanu's first score since Week 8. Sanu put together some solid outings to start the season, but he has been quiet in recent weeks, a period that coincides with the emergence of big-play threat Taylor Gabriel. Gabriel was out with a foot injury on Sunday, but is expected back for the playoffs. Those planning on playing Sanu should prepare accordingly.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Sanu caught three of four targets for 56 yards in Saturday's win over Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu has had his solid moments in 2016, but has topped 80 yards receiving just once all year and hasn't scored since Week 8. More disturbingly, Sanu has been targeted in the red zone just once since Atlanta's Week 11 bye, after averaging one such target per week in the team's first 10 games. He is not worth a start against a New Orleans team that held him to 31 yards in Week 3.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Sanu (groin) caught all three of his targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 41-13 win over the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu returned from a one-game absence, but even without Julio Jones (toe) inactive, Sanu took a backseat to Aldrick Robinson and Taylor Gabriel, who combined to catch seven passes for 171 yards. Sanu will face the Panthers next week.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Sanu (groin) will play Sunday against the 49ers, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu missed last weekend's game versus the Rams while nursing a groin injury, but he returned to practice this week and will take the field Sunday, barring a setback. That comes as good news for the Falcons, who will be without top wideout Julio Jones (toe) once again this weekend. Knowing that, Sanu should lead Atlanta's receiving corps, with Taylor Gabriel and Justin Hardy next in line behind him.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Sanu (groin) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The appearance doubles as Sanu's first since injuring his groin in Week 13, which is more than Julio Jones can boast as he rehabs a sprained toe. Seemingly ahead of Jones on the recovery front, Sanu would join Taylor Gabriel atop the wide receiver depth chart if he's able to follow a positive progression this week. No matter, the situation will be one to watch intently as the weekend approaches.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Sanu (groin) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Rams, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu was always thought to be unlikely to suit up Sunday, so Friday's confirmation of his absence comes as expected. While Sanu being sidelined figures to provide Taylor Gabriel an opportunity to start, the status of teammate Julio Jones (toe) looms as a larger concern to Atlanta's receiving corps that Gabriel, Justin Hardy and Aldrick Robinson could stand to benefit from.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Sanu (groin) will remain on the sideline at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's already an expectation that Sanu won't play in Sunday's game in Los Angeles due to an ailing groin, and two DNPs to start Week 14 prep jibe with that thought process. In both practices, he's been joined on the sideline by Julio Jones, but the Falcons have a greater level of confidence in their No. 1 wideout toughing out his turf toe injury. If Sanu is ultimately ruled out, head coach Dan Quinn will slot Taylor Gabriel into the starting lineup, per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Head coach Dan Quinn told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com on Wednesday that Sanu (groin) likely won't suit up Sunday at Los Angeles.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu was a mere onlooker at Wednesday's practice, only catching passes on the side, which equated to no practice on the Falcons' first injury report of the week. There's no telling if Sanu will buck Quinn's assessment and participate in one (or both) of the remaining sessions this week. If not, Sanu could be ruled out before week's end, thereby ensuring Taylor Gabriel is the nominal No. 2 wideout behind Julio Jones, assuming the latter plays through turf toe.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Sanu, who injured his groin Sunday against the Chiefs, could practice Thursday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu finished with two catches for 26 yards in Sunday's contest, and although he joined teammate Julio Jones (toe) in surfacing with an injury, his ailment might not cause him to miss any action. While that would obviously bode well for the Falcons' pass-catching options, Sanu's involvement in practice this week will still need to be monitored before shaping expectations of him for this Sunday's game versus the Rams.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
3 months ago

Sanu suffered a groin injury during Sunday's game against the Chiefs, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although the Falcons passed for more yards (297) than the Chiefs typically allow in a game -- 260.5 per game entering Week 13 -- Sanu was nondescript, per usual, gathering in two of three passes for 26 yards. He's actually fallen short of that threshold in four of 12 games this season, so he approached his median performance in his first campaign as a Falcon. Among his teammates, Julio Jones remains the No. 1 option by a longshot, both Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are adept receivers, and Taylor Gabriel has come on of late, all of which have combined to push Sanu down the pecking order in Matt Ryan's mind. However, with 49 receptions on the year, Sanu is on pace for a career high in the category, meaning he still has some utility.