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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Held to 19 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu recorded two receptions, but only managed 19 receiving yards during Sunday's 31-24 win over Carolina.

Sanu's potentially decreasing degree of involvement in the Falcons' offense is unsettling for fantasy owners with stock in the 29-year-old wideout,. He finished fifth on the team in targets, as first-round pick Calvin Ridley had a breakout 64-yard performance Sunday. The 6-foot-2 veteran receiver hasn't exceeded 20 yards receiving through Week 2 of the season, after being held to fewer than 20 yards on just one occasion in 2017.

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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Quiet in Week 1 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu hauled in four of his six targets, but only compiled 18 receiving yards in Thursday's 18-12 defeat to the Eagles.

Despite the favorable matchup against an Eagles secondary that surrendered three-plus passing touchdowns in four games last year (sixth-worst in NFL), Sanu was contained to just three yards per target -- while no Falcons pass-catcher besides from Julio Jones exceeded 26 receiving yards on the night. The seven-year veteran will aim to get on track against Carolina on Sept. 16, going up against a secondary with two new starters in Da'Norris Searcy and rookie Donte Jackson.

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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Works out with Deshaun Watson
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu participated in a private workout with Texans quarterback and Gainesville, Georgia native Deshaun Watson this week, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Atlanta will not reconvene team activities until the start of training camp in late July, but Sanu continues to sharpen his skills by catching passes from former Falcons' ball boy Deshaun Watson in the meantime. With three years remaining on his current deal, the veteran receiver looks to collaborate with Julio Jones to help shape Calvin Ridley into a polished pro. Coming off a season in which he collected a career-high 67 receptions and five touchdowns, it will be intriguing to see whether Sanu can maintain this elevated level of production with another potentially high-volume target in Ridley being added to the fold.

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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Ridley's arrival may impact target volume
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu is a candidate to receive reduced targets in 2018 following the Falcons' selection of Calvin Ridley at 26th overall in last week's NFL Draft.

Sanu established career highs in receptions during each of the past two seasons (59 catches in 2016 and 67 in 2017), but the Falcons have not acquired a wide receiver of Calvin Ridley's caliber since trading up 21 spots to select Julio Jones in the 2011 draft. In fact, Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that general manager Thomas Dimitroff called Ridley's agent on Thursday afternoon to inform him that the Falcons were considering moving up ahead of receiver-deprived teams like Baltimore, Dallas and Carolina to ensure that they got their guy. Sanu didn't do himself any favors last season by finishing top five in the NFL in drops with six, and he will turn 29 before the Falcons travel to Philadelphia to take on the defending champions Week 1. As a quality blocker, exceptional route runner and electrifying playmaker, Ridley may have what it takes to capture Atlanta's No. 2 receiver job by the end of the summer, diminishing Sanu's relevance in the process.

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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Rehabbing from undisclosed injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu (undisclosed) appeared to be doing rehab work on a side field Tuesday at the Falcons' offseason program,'s Vaughn McClure reports.

Given that there was no report of offseason surgery, Sanu's inclusion in the rehab group comes as a bit of a surprise. He dealt with a hamstring injury in October and a knee issue in December and January, but his only absence of the 2017 season occurred Week 6. Whatever the issue may be, it's a good sign that Sanu is at least healthy enough to do rehab work on a field as the Falcons begin their offseason program. He'll likely be back at full strength before training camp, where he figures to operate as the team's No. 2 receiver.

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2012Cincinnati Bengals93161549.63441010
2013Cincinnati Bengals1614474559.73224028
2014Cincinnati Bengals16135679014.17659337
2015Cincinnati Bengals1643339411.95208117
2016Atlanta Falcons15155965311.15946133
2017Atlanta Falcons15156770310.525510041
2018Atlanta Falcons3310737.3131005
2012Cincinnati Bengals935153.07002
2013Cincinnati Bengals16144164.09000
2014Cincinnati Bengals16137517.326012
2015Cincinnati Bengals16410717.125213
2016Atlanta Falcons1515155.05000
2017Atlanta Falcons15154102.54003
2018Atlanta Falcons331-4-4.0-4000
2012Cincinnati Bengals9311100.07373.0073100/011158.3
2013Cincinnati Bengals161411100.02525.0025000/010118.8
2014Cincinnati Bengals161333100.07926.3350101/611158.3
2015Cincinnati Bengals16400---0---0000/000---
2016Atlanta Falcons151500---0---0000/000---
2017Atlanta Falcons151511100.05151.0051100/011158.3
2018Atlanta Falcons3300---0---0000/000---
Kick Returns
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2013Cincinnati Bengals1600---000
2014Cincinnati Bengals1600---000
2015Cincinnati Bengals16122.0200
2016Atlanta Falcons1500---000
2017Atlanta Falcons1500---000
2018Atlanta Falcons300---000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
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2013Cincinnati Bengals1622.000000.0000
2014Cincinnati Bengals1622.000000.0000
2015Cincinnati Bengals1611.000000.0000
2016Atlanta Falcons1511.000000.0000
2017Atlanta Falcons1511.000000.0000
2018Atlanta Falcons300.000000.0000
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2013Cincinnati Bengals1611000000
2014Cincinnati Bengals1600010010
2015Cincinnati Bengals1620000000
2016Atlanta Falcons1511000000
2017Atlanta Falcons1500000000
2018Atlanta Falcons300000000

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