With their season in jeopardy and in need of a spark on offense after being held to a season-low 185 yards of offense, the Bengals may begin looking more to rooke receiver Mohamed Sanu to give their struggling receiving corps a boost. Against the Steelers Sunday, Sanu caught three passes for 27 yards and gained seven yards on a rushing attempt.
The receptions were the first three of Sanu’s career. The third-rounder out of Rutgers received more playing time after Armon Binns was inactive and Marvin Jones suffered a knee injury early in the game.
Sanu has already been active this year, as he came made his NFL debut in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins. Sanu came in as the wildcat quarterback on the first play of the game and threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green, giving Sanu his first touchdown pass before his first NFL reception while also becoming the first Bengals receiver to throw a touchdown pass in the history of the long-standing franchise.