Sanu reacts to Pats releasing him: 'I personally think it was a money thing' originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Mohamed Sanu's career with the New England Patriots is over.
The Patriots are releasing the 31-year-old wide receiver, as NFL Media's Ian Rapoport first reported Wednesday night.
Veteran reporter Josina Anderson spoke to Sanu after the news broke, and he had the following reaction:
The Patriots will open $5.75 million in salary cap space with Sanu's release, per Miguel Benzan (@patscap on Twitter).
Sanu was acquired by the Patriots in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons last October. New England paid the steep price of a 2020 second-round draft pick to bring in Sanu.
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The veteran wideout played in eight games for the Patriots and tallied just 26 receptions for 207 yards and one touchdown. An ankle injury suffered during a Week 11 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles limited his effectiveness late in the 2019 season.
Sanu, if healthy, should still be able to contribute for an NFL team. Week 1 of the 2020 season is set to begin Thursday, Sept. 10.