Tom Brady is getting another offensive weapon.
The Falcons are trading wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to the Patriots in exchange for a second-round pick, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday morning.
Selected by the Bengals in the third round of the 2012 draft, Sanu spent four seasons in Cincinnati before heading to Atlanta in 2016. He has 33 receptions this season for 313 yards and one touchdown. The Falcons are currently 1-6 and last in the NFC South.
Following news of the trade, Sanu took to Twitter to thank the organization and Falcons fans.
“I appreciate everything the organization has done for my family & I. Mr. Blank, TD, Coach Q, & everyone through the organization, I am forever grateful for the opportunity. To my Teammates & fan y’all know how I feel about y’all love y’all to death. #ThankYou,” Sanu posted before adding, “LFG!!!!”
The Patriots previously signed embattled receiver Antonio Brown in September, releasing him days later amid mounting sexual assault allegations.
The move comes a week before the NFL trade deadline and hours after an undefeated New England decimated the Jets, 33-0.