Seemingly seeking help in their wide receiving corps throughout the season, the Patriots found a week before the trade deadline.
The Patriots trade the Falcons wide receiver Mohammed Sanu in exchange for a second-round pick, NFL interior spokesman Ian Rapoport announced Tuesday morning.
New England had previously made the move to Sanu during the NFL draft in 2019, but Atlanta has stayed so far, Rapoport added.
Less than 24 hours removed from improvement to 7-0 by dismantling the 33-0 Jets, the Patriots were back at work to introduce Sanu.
In Monday's win, Julian Edelman led the Patriots' receivers with seven catches for 59 yards. Still, New England was not injured by Josh Gordon, and Edelman and Philip Dorset also struggled with their injuries. The Patriots also dealt with Rob Gronkowski's retirement and traveled the ill-fated path of signing Antonio Brown, which lasted only a week.
On the other side of the replacement, the Falcons were on the wrong side of dismantling on Sunday with a 37-1
At the loss of L.A., Sanu had only one catch on two targets for three yards. Sanu, who has collected more than 50 catches and more than 650 yards receiving in three seasons of running, has 33 catches for 313 yards and one result so far this season.
Sanu will begin a fresh start with a Super Bowl contender, the Patriots receive much needed replenishment in their receiving ranks, and the Falcons have begun their recovery.