Coming into 2012, finding a complimentary #2 wide receiver was one of the Bengals’ biggest priorities, and for a short time, it appeared as though Mohamed Sanu was the answer. The rookie from Rutgers caught four touchdowns in a three-game stretch that saw the Bengals score 28+ points in those contests.
Alas, a broken foot ended Sanu’s season prematurely, and the offense looked lost without him. His return will be greatly anticipated, and it appears he will be back of the field when organized team activities begin, though Geoff Hobson believes it will just be running. Still, that would mean his stress fracture should be 100% healed by the time training camp opens.
Sanu is also being projected as a potential breakout fantasy player next season by USA today:
Sanu was beginning to emerge as a solid fantasy receiver before a stress fracture in his foot ended his season. In Weeks 10-12, Sanu scored four times and racked up 45 fantasy points in PPR formats. Sanu also saw 15 targets in those three games, ranking him third on the team over that span. Sanu’s injury came just as he was becoming a bigger part of Cincinnati’s passing game, but that should carry over into next season, as he is the favorite to begin the year as the Bengals’ No. 2 receiver.