49ers tackle accidents at wideout by signing veteran Mohamed Sanu
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 29: Mohamed Sanu #14 of the New England Patriots celebrates throughout the sport in opposition to the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Dolphins defeat the Patriots 27-24. (Photograph by Maddie Meyer/Getty Photos)Dave Roberts getting ready for worst in NL West race with Padres by Mark Powell Mohamed Sanu joins a large receiver corps ravaged by damage.The San Francisco 49ers have signed Mohamed Sanu to a one-year contract, his agent confirmed, with the veteran large receiver becoming a member of a staff that has been decimated by accidents on the place.Mike McCartney introduced the deal in a put up on Twitter.A scarcity of depth at wideout was evident as San Francisco slumped to a shock 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals of their season opener.In that sport, the Niners had been with out Deebo Samuel, who’s on injured reserve after struggling a setback in his restoration from a Jones fracture, and first-round rookie Brandon Aiyuk.The 49ers desperately wanted some assist at wideoutAiyuk is anticipated to return from a hamstring damage in time for the Week 2 conflict with the New York Jets. Nevertheless, the Niners additionally misplaced Richie James to a hamstring downside within the defeat to the Cardinals.Sanu immediately turns into probably the most skilled receiver on the San Francisco depth chart and the 31-year-old brings familiarity with Kyle Shanahan’s offense from his time with the Atlanta Falcons.His sole season in Atlanta with Shanahan as offensive coordinator in 2016 noticed Sanu make 59 catches for 653 yards and 4 touchdowns.He remained productive following Shanahan’s departure for San Francisco and posted a career-high 838 receiving yards in 2018. A commerce from the Falcons to the New England Patriots adopted in 2019 however didn’t work out as accidents stymied his progress in Foxborough.Sanu was launched by the Patriots this month however the Niners will hope he nonetheless has some juice in his ninth season within the NFL and that he can present a reliable goal for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.At 6-foot-2 and 215 kilos, Sanu provides the 49ers a bodily presence at large receiver whereas his route-running abilities and skills as a downfield blocker will certainly be extremely valued by Shanahan. Subsequent: Michael Thomas’ ankle sprain worse than initially feared The Niners can ill-afford too many passing-game performances just like the one they produced in opposition to Arizona. San Francisco’s aerial assault is unlikely to succeed in its full potential till Aiyuk and Samuel return however Sanu’s arrival provides them a veteran who can maintain the fort within the meantime and supply precious depth for a staff that has sights set on a Tremendous Bowl return.