QMohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
1 day 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.

QMohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 days 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.

QMohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
1 week ago

Sanu caught eight balls for 65 yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Impressively, Sanu caught all eight targets thrown his way. He's proving to be a reliable target for Matt Ryan, but Julio Jones will continue to be Ryan's favorite target, and Taylor Gabriel's emergence as a deep threat will both cut into Sanu's targets as the season progresses.

QMohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
3 weeks ago

Sanu caught two of two targets for 14 yards in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu entered the game on a bit of a hot streak, with at least five receptions in three of four games and two touchdowns. If you were on the Sanu train, don't let Sunday sway you too much. Atlanta was unable to get its running game going and they forced the ball to Julio Jones for a season-high 16 targets. Taylor Gabriel is emerging as a deep threat and warrants monitoring, but both were able to play well in Weeks 8 and 9 - so don't assume that Gabriel's success will automatically be to Sanu's detriment.

QMohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
1 month ago

Sanu brought in five of seven targets for 74 yards in Thursday's 43-28 win over the Bucs.

EDGE Analysis

Although he couldn't bring in a touchdown for the second consecutive game, Sanu tallied his second-highest YPC (14.8) of the season, along with his third-highest yardage total. After multiple weeks of middling production, the five-year veteran has 14 catches on 17 targets for 158 yards and a Week 8 score over the last two games. Julio Jones naturally continues to be the lead dog of the receiving corps, but Sanu has proven himself capable of offering solid WR2 production occasionally this season, as he'd done during his Cincinnati tenure while playing alongside a similarly talented No.1 wideout in A.J. Green.

QMohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
1 month ago2 Comments

Sanu snagged nine of 10 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Much of the attention Sanu receives following Sunday's game will be in regards to his game-winning touchdown catch in the back of the end zone. Rightfully so, but it'd be a mistake to neglect how important he was throughout that entire do-or-die drive. Matt Ryan targeted Sanu six times on that faithful drive, connecting five times for 50 yards and the score. Sanu has now been targeted 10 times in two of his past three games, scoring in both contests. For comparison, Sanu reached double-digit targets just once in his four seasons in Cincinnati.

QMohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
1 month ago

Sanu (groin) was a full practice participant Friday and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu practiced in full throughout this week despite being listed with a groin ailment. With no injury designation, he'll be deployed as usual Sunday versus a depleted group of Packers cornerbacks.

QMohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
1 month ago

Sanu caught two of four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 33-30 overtime loss to the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Outside of an 11-yard catch, Sanu was not a factor, although Julio Jones was the only pass catcher to do anything for the Falcons, grabbing nine of 15 targets for 174 yards. If you need to use Sanu next week, he'll face the Packers at home.

QMohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Sanu (groin) was a full practice participant Friday and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu's mid-week addition to the injury report initially caused some concern, but he still managed a limited practice Thursday and a full showing Friday, setting him up to fill his usual role as the No. 2 WR against a depleted San Diego secondary. He drew double-digit targets for the first time all season in last week's loss to the Seahawks, catching five passes for 47 yards and a touchdown -- his first score since Week 1. Sanu does rank second on the team in both targets (36) and receptions (21), but it's a distant No. 2 behind offensive centerpiece Julio Jones.

QMohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

Sanu (groin) was limited at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu's sudden appearance on the injury report could be an ominous sign for his Week 7 availability, especially with a groin concern now in tow. Expect his status to receive some clarification heading into the weekend.