The Lions have signed WR Mohamed Sanu to the active roster from the practice squad, per Sanu’s agent.
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) November 25, 2020
The Lions have confirmed the news announced that they’ve also placed OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai on injured reserve.
It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list in just three weeks.
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, but was released last month.
From there, the Lions signed Sanu to their practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster this past week.
In 2020, Sanu has appeared in three games for the 49ers and one for the Lions and caught one pass for nine yards.