NFL players are allowed to report for voluntary workouts on Monday. Coaches can't be involved, but it's kind of an unofficial, official beginning of a team's offseason practice. One player that showed up for workouts was wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who told Geoff Hobson that he's 100 percent healthy with no nagging pain and he's cleared to workout beginning now.
Sanu confirms 100 percent: 'No nagging pain.'— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) April 15, 2013
Sanu says he can go through #Bengals workouts that start today.— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) April 15, 2013
Sanu, a rookie last year out of Rutgers, began to emerge as the team's No. 2 wide receiver opposite A.J. Green. He finished the season with 16 catches for 154 yards and four touchdowns, but those touchdowns were all scored between Week 10 and Week 12. Just when it looked as if Sanu was going to break out, he suffered a foot injury against the Raiders and was placed on injured reserve the following week.
The Bengals offense struggled without Sanu even though fellow rookie Marvin Jones put forth a valiant effort. Having him back would help the Bengals offense, especially if he hasn't lost a step from his injury.
Sanu is a big receiver who can not only get open on the outside but can catch the ball in traffic in the middle of the field. While Green will almost always get the most attention from the secondary, Sanu definitely has the ability to help Andy Dalton move the ball down the field through the air.