The Detroit Lions have signed veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to their practice squad, the team announced on Friday.
Sanu is a nine-year NFL veteran who has previously played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and was a member of the San Francisco 49ers earlier this season. He was released by the 49ers in early October.
The wideout has previously played alongside Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr., as both were drafted by the Bengals in the 2012 NFL draft and played for the team until 2015.
Sanu has amassed 4,516 career receiving yards and 26 career receiving touchdowns over his nine years in the NFL. He set a career high with 838 receiving yards with the Falcons in 2018.
The moves comes as Lions star receiver Kenny Golladay has been absent from practices with a hip injury ahead of the team’s Week 9 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Corner-turned-receiver Jamal Agnew has suffered from injuries as well, missing practice this week with a ribs injury.
That certainly leaves the opportunity for Sanu to be brought up to the active roster if both players don’t travel with the team to Minnesota.