More Evidence Mohamed Sanu Will Be Avaialble

March 1st, 2016


The free agency dinner bell rings in eight short days — Eight! — and your Buccaneers hold handfuls of Team Glazer loot to spend.

Make it rain, Mr. Licht!

The long list of players who will be free agents on March 9 is undetermined, but one guy getting a virtual boot from his team’s website is Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu.

Joe wrote about the value and potential Bucs fit of Sanu three weeks ago. He’s just 26-years-old, handled whip-cracking Greg Schiano as his college coach, overcame the drops early in his NFL career, has experience in the slot, and he caught 33 of 49 balls thrown his way last season. Sanu also has made 34 starts for good Bengals teams over the past four years.

This is a guy who won’t cost too much, and he might be very eager to join the Bucs as a No. 3 receiver knowing he could earn a No. 2 job as Vincent Jackson fades away.

As for the Bengals’ website, it penned a story about re-signing its own free agents. The story had a bunch of firm statements about players but Sanu only was referenced as a guy who has told “sources” he isn’t returning to Cincinnati.

For the Bucs fans who think Donteea Dye, Adam Humphries and Russell Shepard, and Louis Murphy coming off major knee surgery in November, represent proper depth at receiver, Joe really can’t help you.

36 Responses to “More Evidence Mohamed Sanu Will Be Avaialble”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    I’d give those tires a kick….

  2. Waterboy Says:

    I’d prefer Travis Benjamin’s speed in the slot over Sanu.

  3. Big Marlon B Says:

    I wouldn’t mind that at all. IIRC, he has a little experience at QB as well. Can open up the possibility of some gadget plays to keep defenses guessing.

    I’m also intrigued by Sterling Shepard in the 3rd round of the draft. Small, but ideal slot receiver. Polished route runner, fearless, has some speed and quickness, very reliable and productive.

    Bringing those 2 in could add some nice depth to the WRs.

  4. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *Repost (Dec.5th)

    Pick up a – FEW – serviceable free agents

    • Travis Benjamin
    • Mohamed Sanu
    • Anquan Boldin

    • Benjamin Watson
    • Dwayne Allen

    (2016 Receiver Projections)
    • Mike Evans | *Mohamed Sanu
    • Vincent Jackson | *Anquan Boldin
    * Travis Benjamin | Kenny Bell

    (2016 Tight End Projections)
    • Austin Jenkins | *Benjamin Watson | Cameron Brate | *Dwayne Allen

  5. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    We all know what Anquan Boldin & Benjamin Watson bring to the table.
    But here’s a look at few young guns we can add.

    Mohamed Sanu
    Height: 6-2 | Weight: 215 | lbs. Age: 26
    • Receptions: 146
    • Yards: 1750
    • Y/R: 12.0
    • TD’s: 11

    Travis Benjamin
    Height: 5-10 | Weight: 172 lbs. | Age 25
    • Receptions: 99
    • Yards: 1584
    • Y/R: 16.0
    • TD’s: 10

    Dwayne Allen
    Height: 6-3 | Weight: 255 lbs. | Age 25
    • Receptions: 90
    • Yards: 1040
    • Y/R: 11.6
    • TD’s: 13

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    Benjamin will have a higher price tag than Sanu. Considering what the offense was able to do without VJax for 1/2 the season and some no-name WRs, the Bucs may want to save that money and focus on DE/DT. Sanu would be a better ‘value’ in this instance.
    Either way, there’s not a position on this team that couldn’t use an upgrade.

  7. Johnny “America’s Commenter” Dejay Says:

    I like him at $3.5M per season, but not much more than that. Spotrac predicts about $4.5M per season, but they tend to be a bit on the high side. The Bucs should be able to pickup someone like him in the middle of the draft, so they shouldn’t overpay for a mediocre player.

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I’ll say this though – If we’re able to picks up an extra 2nd rounder or two.

    Tyler Boyd is reaaal nice. The kidz a baller

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Peep Game,

    Since our receivers have butta hands. Here’s a kid with that natural sticky-icky.

    Tyler Boyd || Best Hands in Country || Pitt Highlights

  10. DB55 Says:


    You on point as always, Benjamin Sanu and Boldin. I love me some vjax but he’s one bad play away from coaching. If we could at least bring in Boldin as a leader for the younger receivers I’m happy.


  11. Tom Edrington Says:

    Like Sanu’s athleticism at Rutgers, still like him…..Anquan Boldin??? Seriously, the guy is older than Joe(s)….

  12. DB55 Says:


    Same page as usual.

    DB55 Says:
    February 12th, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Looks like we’re building through the draft and with that said let me introduce Tyler Boyd. Apparently the baddest mf in Pitt history second only to Tony Dorsett. He’s taken down Larry Fitzgerald’s receiving records for receptions and total yards. He returns kicks and has some of the most amazing catches I’ve seen since OBJ, yea I said it!

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    #Respect Brudda

    Tom Edrington

    Lol, U gotta show luv for triple OG’s in game. Quan still schooling these youngsta’s

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    U always holding it down bruh

  15. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    We need more lions on this squad- too many gazelle’s. If we really wanna make to the dance this year. We gotta change the mindset; its hunting season. Quan came in the game as beast – and he’s going out that way. C’mon one thing we know for certain is that Evans or Jackson will have a quad injury during camp. We need a solid plan B.

  16. biff barker Says:

    Waterboy Says:

    I’d prefer Travis Benjamin’s speed in the slot over Sanu.

    No doubt. Speed. And the ST expertise is a treasured skill for those tired of Rainey. (see: Everybody) Love the idea of having the extra roster spot on Sunday’s too. But the gut says we’ll get outbid by a smart team who knows this. Bellicheat.

    However, Biff is a long lost Jersey Boy and has watched Sanu make some really impressive grabs while a Rutgers product. This guy will go after the football. Solid 3, maybe a decent 2 when the aging VJax hit’s IR.

    ME13, VJax, Sanu, Humphries and a hopefully healthy Murphy might be a good start. It gives Licht the opportunity to develop a late round sleeper pick too.

  17. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    biff barker

    Osh!t Jersey

    So of course U LUV the WU?

  18. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    My bad Springsteen?

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I don’t care for Mohamed Sanu.

  20. Jerseybuc Says:

    Sanu went to high school with my son so maybe I am a bit biased. The kid has great character, is tough as nails and would work well in the slot. Was a HS QB, recruited by Rutgers as a safety and ran the wildcat in college. If he is not looking to break the bank I think he would be a good add as 3rd receiver.

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Those numbers are very deceptive. You should have broken them down by season, because the numbers are not nearly so good as they look there.

    Travis Benjamin is a one year wonder.

    Mohamed Sanu and Dwayne Allen do not even qualify as that.

    I would rather go after other players, and then try out some undrafted free agents.

  22. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    And Benjamin Watson is an ancient tight end who has had 3 good years (spread out) in 12 seasons.

  23. mixxx31 Says:


    How about Colston instead of Boldin? 3 years younger, 2 inches taller, and seems to be faster if the published 40 times are accurate.

  24. biff barker Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I don’t care for Mohamed Sanu.


    I rest my case!

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    That’s why I say go after him and Quan – there’s both bargains. We need a few guys that can change our 2nd unit defensive backs. Quality Depth over Quality debt.

  26. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Alot of talk about Colston, being injury prone. Wouldn’t be shocked if he retires.

  27. biff barker Says:


    SouthSide Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.

    Jerseybuc, Great point, the tough as nails type is what is missing from this team. I don’t particularly care for the goofy, grinning selfies unless the Lombardi is above the head.

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Biff Barker

    Reminding me of few drunk Sundays. Havin’ A Parttttty, everybobyd swinging .lol

  29. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  30. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I really hope Tyler Boydd is high on our board. I think he’s the best secret of this draft class. LUV.

  31. Jerseybuc Says:

    Speaking of Rutgers WRs, Leontee Caroo would be a nice get in 3rd or 4th round. Was best WR in the Big Ten before he got hurt. Not biggest or fastest but somehow always comes down with the ball. (And I hate Rutgers by the way)

  32. 813bucboi Says:

    t.benjiman because he can return kicks…if not sanu would do…GO BUCS!!!

  33. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    [Please stick to your original username or risk being banned. — Joe]

    Bonzai don’t like anybody from anywhere or any team. THE ONLY PLAYERS THAT BONZAI LIKES ARE UNTOUCHABLES

  34. bucs4life86 Says:

    Lol u ain’t kidding Jimbo, seems Bonzai has hated on every player we mention in these blogs! How could u not like Benjamin? He’s the deep threat this team has lacked since Galloway AND he would solve the return game! What’s not to like about that? And because he had only one really good season so far he should come at a reasonable price. I’m not against Sanu either, just think Benji brings more to the table. I’m Hoping the Bucs sign atleast one FA WR. Wouldn’t oppose to taking Sterlling Sheppard in the mid rds either tho.

  35. bucs4life86 Says:

    We HAVE to find a replacement for “butter fingers Bobby” can’t stand watching him muff another punt this season. PLZ SIGN BENJAMIN! PLLLZZZZ!!!!

  36. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    I would rather have his team mate Marvin Jones. Pick him up and draft Tyler Boyd. Our future would be #1 Evans, #2 Jones, Slot Boyd. That would be hard for opposing D’s to contain, for many years to come.

    I also think a steal in FA could be Tashaun Gipson. He can ball and won’t be too expensive since he had a down year, cause of injuries. He would fit perfectly here IMO.