Mohamed Sanu was just becoming the Cincinnati Bengals’ newest weapon at receiver, catching four touchdowns in a three-game span.
The chemistry between him and Andy Dalton was just beginning to set itself in stone when he was injured in practice. Foot surgery will most definitely keep him out for the entire year now.
With that injury, the Bengals lose a receiver with the ability to compliment A.J. Green on the opposite side of the field. His good hands, large target, and versatility in a number of roles made him a threat wherever he was placed.
Now Cincinnati is forced to look at what other options they have to replace him in the number-two receiver spot.
Andrew Hawkins is a great receiver to have in the middle, and could be a lead candidate for that role. However, I’d prefer the mismatches Hawkins is producing right where he is with his speed and agility..
Jermaine Gresham is also a receiver that Dalton will likely target a lot more over the next few weeks. He is a reliable receiver with a will to help the offense in whatever way he can. He has excellent hands and can also provide a favorable match-up through the middle as a tight end.