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NFL Breaking News: Falcons sign Mohamed Sanu to 5-Year Deal

The Atlanta Falcons continue to make moves in the free agency, providing protection, weapons and insurance for quarterback Matt Ryan. They h


The Atlanta Falcons continue to make moves in the free agency, providing protection, weapons and insurance for quarterback Matt Ryan. They have already signed one of Sanu’s ex-AFC North rivals from Cleveland; Alex Mack to shore-up the interior of their offensive line on a 5-year, $45,000,000 contract with $28,500,000 guaranteed. Alongside this, they have also signed journeyman QB Matt Schaub as a back-up on a 1-year contract. Sanu has signed up to a 5-year, $32.5m contract, with $14 million guaranteed with the Falcons. This came after his 2015 yield a record 33 catches and 394 yards through the air, ten carries, 71 yards and two rushing touchdowns. We expect this to be an incentive laden deal to maximise Sanu’s talents, and try and replicate his performance throughout the 2012-14 seasons with the Bengals – prior to the emergence of Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert. Sanu will join a receiver-corps that features Julio Jones and Leonard Hankerson, I expect that he will feature heavily as a number-two receiver. However it was noted that the Falcons previously pursued Marvin Jones before he signed to Detroit. Cincinatti old number-82 does have the raw talent to succeed as a second option in the passing game; his 2014 campaign saw him haul in 56 passes for 790 yards and five touchdowns. Combined with Julio Jones, and the protection that Alex Mack is thought to bring – if he is back from pre-injury form – Matt Ryan should be able to stay in the pocket for longer, thus allowing Sanu to stretch the field and the opposing defence. In the off-season the Falcons have already cut Roddy White, who accounts for $3,775,000 in dead money against their salary cap. They currently have around $20 million of space left to make further signings for the 2016 season – which ranks 17th in the NFL – which they may wish to use to make some big signings, or to re-sign players such as Jake Long, to provide some stability to the shaky offensive-line displayed towards the end of 2015.


NFL Breaking News: Falcons sign Mohamed Sanu to 5-Year Deal

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