49ers Release WR Mohamed Sanu & TE Charlie Taumoepeau


According to Ian Rapoport, the 49ers have released veteran WR Mohamed Sanu

San Francisco made the move official and announced TE Charlie Taumoepeau was also cut. 

Rapoport says San Francisco is getting healthier at the position which made Sanu redundant. 

This is the second time Sanu has been cut this season after being released by the Patriots earlier this season. 

Sanu, 31, is a former third-round pick of the Bengals back in 2012. He spent four years in Cincinnati before signing a five-year, $32.5 million contract that included $14 million guaranteed with the Falcons in 2016.

The Falcons traded Sanu to the Patriots for a second-round pick before last year’s deadline. Sanu was set to make a base salary of $6.5 million in 2020 when New England cut him loose earlier this month. He later signed a one-year deal with the 49ers. 

In 2020, Sanu has appeared in three games for the 49ers and caught one pass for nine yards. 

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