The New England Patriots shocked a bunch of people on Wednesday when they informed veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu of their intention to release him. The Patriots acquired Sanu last October from the Atlanta Falcons for a second-round pick.
Soon after his release, NFL insider Josina Anderson spoke to him and he appeared to be at peace with the decision.
“He told me it wasn’t going to work out, which I respect,” Sanu told Anderson. “I personally think it was a money thing. I still want to play where I’m valued.”
According to Field Yates, the team will clear $6.5 million in cap space because of this move.
With the Falcons, Sanu had over 2,500 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns during the 2016-2019 years.