Oct 24, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA;  San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (6) catches the ball during warmups before the start of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Agent: WR Mohamed Sanu set to join Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are signing veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, his agent said Tuesday.

Terms were not announced by Mike McCartney.

Sanu joins a crowded and star-studded wide receivers room, which features Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle at the top and Cedrick Wilson Jr. in the third wideout spot. Sanu will compete with Trent Sherfield, River Cracraft, Lynn Bowden Jr., Preston Williams, Cody Core, DeVonte Dedmon and undrafted free agent Braylon Sanders.

Sanu, 32, appeared in just eight games (no starts) for the San Francisco 49ers in 2021, hauling in 15 catches for 177 yards.

Originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2012 draft, Sanu has 435 career catches for 4,871 yards and 27 touchdowns. He has played in 136 games (96 starts) for five teams, including the Bengals (2012-15) and Atlanta Falcons (2016-19).

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Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Mohamed Sanu warms up before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

49ers sign WR Mohamed Sanu

The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent receiver Mohamed Sanu to a one-year deal on Saturday, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. Terms were not disclosed.

The 49ers signed Smith on Sept. 18, but they cut him less than a month later on Oct. 6 after he made just one catch for nine yards in three games. He signed with the Lions and played in seven games (four starts), making 16 catches for 178 yards and a touchdown.

In San Francisco, he will compete to be the team’s No. 3 receiver, replacing Kendrick Bourne, who signed with the Patriots. The 49ers’ top two receivers are expected to be Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Sanu had a good season under 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator with the Falcons. In their one season together in 2016, he had 59 catches for 653 yards and four touchdowns.

In nine seasons, Sanu has 420 receptions for 4,694 yards and 27 touchdowns. He’s also been a threat throwing the ball, as he has gone 7-for-8 passing for 233 yards, four touchdowns and a perfect passer rating of 158.3.

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Dec 15, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (14) warms up prior to a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Lions sign veteran WR Sanu to practice squad

The Detroit Lions signed veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to their practice squad on Friday.

The 31-year-old Sanu, who worked out for the Lions on Monday, was released by San Francisco on Oct. 6.

He played 40 snaps in three games (Weeks 2-4) for the 49ers, catching one pass for 9 yards.

A third-round pick by Cincinnati in 2012, Sanu has 404 catches for 4,516 yards and 26 touchdowns in 121 career games with the Bengals (2012-15), Atlanta Falcons (2016-19) and New England Patriots (2019).

Sanu adds experience and depth to a Detroit lineup that is missing 2019 Pro Bowl selection Kenny Golladay, who is dealing with a hip injury.

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Sep 27, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (14) gains yards after catch as New York Giants cornerback Darnay Holmes (30) tackles during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Report: 49ers releasing veteran WR Sanu

The San Francisco 49ers are releasing veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Sanu, 31, became expendable with the return of Deebo Samuel from injured reserve and the emergence of rookie Brandon Aiyuk. Richie James (hamstring) is also reportedly getting closer to a return from IR.

Sanu signed a one-year deal worth a reported $1.125 million on Sept. 15. He played 40 snaps in the past three games, catching one pass for 9 yards in the Week 3 road win against the New York Giants.

A third-round pick by Cincinnati in 2012, Sanu has 404 catches for 4,516 yards and 26 touchdowns in 121 career games with the Bengals (2012-15), Atlanta Falcons (2016-19) and New England Patriots (2019).

Samuel caught three passes for 35 yards and rushed once for 10 yards in Sunday’s 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He gained 961 yards from scrimmage and scored six touchdowns in 15 games as a rookie after being selected in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Aiyuk, the 25th overall pick in the 2020 draft, has nine catches for 109 yards and four rushes for 69 yards and two touchdowns in three games. He went viral after hurdling an Eagles defender near the goal line to cap a 38-yard touchdown run on Sunday night.

–Field Level Media