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With no accompanying details, Geoff Hobson and Joe Reedy both reported on Thursday that Mohamed Sanu suffered a “foot injury” during the day’s practice, limiting his participate. We have no idea at this point if the injury will prevent him from playing on Sunday or if it could even land him on IR. Hopefully neither are the case.
With four TD catches in the past three games, Sanu has made himself a real threat of late. If he cannot play in San Diego, what does it mean for the Bengals offense?
I was excited about Sanu when the Bengals drafted him. With his recent emergence, Green and Sanu could be the most potent WR pairing that the Bengals have had since Johnson and Houshmandzadeh. Maybe better. But if Sanu is unavailable on Sunday, I expect the Bengals to simply find another way to get it done in the passing game.
A.J. Green. He’s still the razor edge to the knife, slicing up secondaries in a way that makes Ginsu “green” with envy. (Go ahead, groan, it was a bad pun.) The Chargers, like everyone else, will be forced to roll extra coverage his way. And as the Raiders so aptly demonstrated, even that may not be enough to get the job done. As Steve Tasker said, “Even when he’s not open, he’s open!”
Jermaine Gresham. Gresham seems to finally be finding his inner beast that we all knew was lurking somewhere in the shadows. He looks like the game has slowed down enough for him now that he can own the middle of the field when he is given his chance. And wouldn’t we all love to see him run through another safety this week?
Andrew Hawkins. The fan favorite has struggled to get healthy, but he is finally back on the practice field. Baby Hawk uses quickness and shiftiness instead of size and soft hands, but he will fill the same needs that Sanu was without missing a thing. It will be interesting to see how playing time is split between these two if/when both ready to go at the same time.
Marvin Jones. Jones is the wrinkle that the Chargers won’t be ready for. How can they scheme against what they have barely seen? He will give Dalton a new punch to throw that the Chargers may not be ready for.
Don’t read this to mean that it doesn’t matter if Sanu can’t play. I’d rather he could. But in just three games, he has not exactly become indispensable, either. Especially with two gifted guys set to return.
It’s funny, but for all of the talking we fans did about the needs for a solid #2 WR, the Bengals have managed to do alright without one. And the two front runners of the off-season have been the least productive of the squad. Who’d have thought?
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Bengals fans have been heartened by many things over the last 3 weeks, but one of the most pleasant changes (aside from winning games) has been the ongoing development of WR Mohamed Sanu. After scoring 4 touchdowns over the last 3 weeks, Sanu has emerged as the primary #2 receiver, and a huge target in the red zone. He showed up as “limited” on Cincinnati’s injury report...
According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu suffered a stress fracture in his left foot and will likely be out for the remainder of the season.
Rookie wide receiver Mohamed Sanu suffered a stress fracture to the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. Head coach Marvin Lewis said after Friday’s practice and before the team left for San Diego...
The Cincinnati Bengals announced today that wide receiver
Mohamed Sanu suffered a stress fracture during practice Thursday, reports Joe
Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, which will require surgery that is expected
to sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
Lewis says Sanu suffered a stress fracture during practice on Thursday. Surgery on Monday
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy)...
Cincinnati wide receiver Mohamed Sanu will undergo potential season-ending surgery Monday for a stress fracture. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said via The Cincinnati Enquirer on Friday that the injury occurred during practice Thursday and that Sanu likely will be out for the year. He is expected to be placed on injured reserve. Sanu, a rookie from Rutgers, emerged as a pass-catching...
Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu, who was becoming a big weapon for quarterback Andy Dalton, won't be one this Sunday or the remainder of the season after suffering a stress fracture in his foot at Thursday's practice.Fantasy Spin:Sanu had caught a touchdown pass in three consecutive games and will finish the season with 16 catches for 154 yards and four scores. He also threw...
The problem with having a secret weapon comes when that secret ends.
The red-hot Cincinnati Bengals file the emergence of rookie wide receiver Mohamed Sanu under the category of good problems to have.
The Bengals have won three straight, all in dominant fashion, and Sanu has caught touchdown passes in all three. A healthy scratch in game six of the season who was still getting acclimated...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Andy Dalton's demeanor hasn't changed since coach Marvin Lewis challenged him to become more of a leader, even if it meant going against his character and being a jerk sometimes.
The quarterback's numbers, though, have gotten much better.
The Bengals have won three of the four games since Lewis publicly challenged Dalton to lead the offense and middle...
Bengals receiver Andrew Hawkins, who was inactive in Week 12 due to a sore knee is listed as probable for Sunday against San Diego.Fantasy Spin:He's caught 34 balls for 394 yards and three touchdowns this season, but his production has faded after a hot start as Mohamed Sanu had become the primary receiver playing opposite A.J. Green. But Sanu will miss the remainder of the season...
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