Originally written on WhoDeyFans  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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 for Thursday, and news emerged that he would be meeting with Bengal doctors on Friday morning. Geoff Hobson at Bengals.com then reported that Sanu was not with the team for Friday morning’s practice.  Now we get word via PFT that the rookie WR from Rutgers has a stress fracture in his foot that will require surgery, and may put the receiver on injured reserve. Not exactly what we wanted to hear. Sanu had become a fan favorite and a versatile player in Jay Gruden’s offense, having thrown for a touchdown pass, carried the ball as a running back, and contributed heavily as a wide receiver.  Without him, the Bengals will have to rely more on Marvin Jones, another rookie who is coming off injury himself.  The team will also have Andrew Hawkins back from being out the last few weeks with injuries.  Besides Jones and Hawkins, the team still has Brandon Tate, Ryan Whalen and Armon Binns who can play opposite all-universe phenom and super, mega-star A.J. Green.  All three have played some significant snaps in 2012, but none has made more than a modicum contribution to the passing game. Our hope is that Jones, who was making a name for himself before he went down in the first moments of the Pittsburgh game, will be able to pick up the slack.  However, Sanu and Jones are different players and bring different things to the offense.  Jones is a guy they like to stretch the field with his speed, while Sanu is more of a possession guy with great size. At any rate, the Bengals will likely go to San Diego without one of their better young players, and may be without him down the playoff stretch.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Darrelle Revis, Ndamukong Suh exchange words after game

Curt Schilling's son causes scare at Logan Airport

Manziel's girlfriend tells Browns to put Johnny Football in

Scalpers in Detroit selling free Jets-Bills tickets for $125

Report: Redskins could bench Robert Griffin III

Broncos have meeting with scoreboard operator

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Cowboys could still pursue Adrian Peterson

Manny Pacquiao: I'm ready to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

John Calipari gets daughter's birthday wrong

Carson: Hall of Fame career not worth concussion problems

Tiger hires new swing coach

Is Sting making his WWE debut at Survivor Series?

WATCH: Odell Beckham Jr makes catch-of-the-year

WATCH: Marshawn Lynch's awesome post game interview

Video: RG3 gets crushed, his linemen look unfazed

WATCH: Dominic Raiola tries to cheap-shot Patriots' lineman

WATCH: Janoris Jenkins returns interception for 99 yd TD

WATCH: TY Hilton chokes up in emotional postgame interview

WATCH: Chris Clemons accidentally knocks ref's hat off

WATCH: Aaron Rodgers throws nifty TD across his body

WATCH: LeGarrette Blount does Antonio Brown's end zone dance

WATCH: Eagles take opening kickoff 107 yards for TD

Western Carolina coach blasts Kirk Herbsreit

WATCH: Young reporter asks Helfrich funny question

Bengals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Dominic Raiola admits to dirty play

WATCH: Revis, Suh exchange words

Manziel's GF wants her man to play

Cowboys to pursue Adrian Peterson?

Cal gets daughter's bday wrong

Carson: Career not worth concussions

Report: Gundy pursuing Florida job

Tiger hires new swing coach

WATCH: Jameis Winston shoves ref

Florida DL supports Will Muschamp with eye black

Jay Gruden: RG3 has been 'coddled'

LeBron: Love needs to 'demand' the ball

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.