Free Agency First Look: UFA WR, Mohamed Sanu

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Just like that, the 2015 NFL season has come and gone. Now, all eyes are looking to Free Agency and the scouting process of incoming rookies, while they prepare for the 2016 Draft.

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I am starting my Free Agency First Look series with a glaring offensive need going into next season; a shifty slot receiver. Surprising to some, the first name that pops into my head is pending Unrestricted Free Agent, Mohamed Sanu. This is a man of many talents. He can throw. He can catch. Most importantly, he can run, FAST. With a utility player of his caliber, Bucs’ new Offensive Coordinator, Todd Monken, can truly take advantage of his vision to incorporate tricks plays, into Dirk Koetter’s  streaming offense.  Sanu is coming off of his rookie contract, where he was picked by the Bengals in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL draft. Although I expect Sanu to ask for upwards of 4-6 million a year in average salary, the Buccaneers organization has nearly 50 million dollars in cap space, so money is not the issue right now. While there are many names we can look at to fill this void, Mohamed Sanu could very well be the missing piece, to get Monken’s tenure off to the start he much desires.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu throws a 50-yard pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu throws a 50-yard pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

“Louis Murphy had major knee surgery in November. Vincent Jackson is old. Donteea Dye is CFL-caliber. Adam Humphries is a quality No. 5 receiver. And Mike Evans is an extraordinary talent with a bad case of Vaseline hands. One guy that might be a strong fit is Mohamed Sanu, the 26-year-old Bengals wide receiver who was their No. 3 or No. 4 man last year. Joe has no idea whether Sanu will re-sign with the Bengals, but they have plenty of receiving talent and might not want to pay him. Sanu seems like the kind of guy the Bucs could snag with a modest three-year contract.” – Reported by Joe Bucs Fan

More on this: Sniffing Sanu

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