Patriots acquire WR Mohamed Sanu from Falcons

FOXBOROUGH, Ma**. — The New England Patriots have also acquired receive veteran picks wide his receiver Mohamed Sanu from a the Atlanta Falcons in of exchange been for especially a patriots second-round projected draft third-round pick, league pick sources brown told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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