The Patriots to release receiver Mohamed Sanu, ending a disappointing tenure in New England that was marred by injuries.
Associated Press reported that according to a close source with knowledge of the situation and who spoke on the condition of anonymity says the Patriots intend to release receiver Mohamed Sanu, ending a disappointing tenure in New England that was marred by injuries.
However, a tweet posted says what the problem was. Sanu thinks that his release was a result of money. His release does free up some cap room for New England. The Patriots created $6.5 million in new space with his release.
Just spoke with WR Mohamed Sanu on his release from the #Patriots. He told me coach Belichick called him to the facility for a brief chat: “He told me it wasn’t going to work out, which I respect. I personally think it was a money thing. I still want to play where I’m valued.”
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 2, 2020
What does releasing Sanu means to the Patriots? With Sanu soon to be released, the Patriots will have nine true wide receivers remaining on their active roster. Only a few of them will obviously be on the 53-man roster following Saturday’s roster cutdowns, but for the time being the position looks almost the same.