For the past couple of weeks, there has been some speculation that Hue Jackson and the Cleveland Browns could pursue Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones in free agency. Now, though, Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer is reporting that a source tells them that the Browns are expected to pursue Cincinnati's other free agent receiver, Mohamed Sanu, when free agency starts on March 9.
The fifth-year receiver could be reunited in Cleveland with coach Hue Jackson, who spent all four of Sanu's years in Cincinnati with him, including the final two as offensive coordinator. Jackson loved Sanu's versatility and would undoubtedly want to have him here, a source said. In addition to playing in the slot, the former high school quarterback can throw, run and play some wildcat.
Citing FOX Sports, Cabot notes that the Bengals are unlikely to retain Sanu because of the amount of money he'll command. If the Browns are willing to spend the cap savings they'll make with a few cuts on him, then the Browns' receiving corp will suddenly look mighty impressive in 2016: WR Josh Gordon, WR Travis Benjamin, WR Mohamed Sanu, WR Andrew Hawkins, and WR Brian Hartline.
Sanu's productivity took a back seat this past season, as he only caught 33 passes for 394 yards. He did have 10 rushes for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns, though, and Jackson would no doubt like to have a player familiar with his system here. His best season came in 2014, when he caught 56 passes for 790 yards and 5 touchdowns.
What do you think, Browns fans? Would you like to see Sanu in Cleveland?