The Facts: Sanu has the cast/boot off his surgically repaired ankle and has begun rehab, according to NFL Network's Mike Giardi.
Diehards Line: Traded from Atlanta to New England at the midway point of the season, Sanu went for 81 yards and a TD on 10 catches in his second game with the Pats. Then he suffered an ankle injury in Week 11 on a punt return and was never the same. After missing one game, Sanu totaled just 110 total yards in the remaining six games, including the playoffs. The 30-year-old receiver played through the nagging injury and hoped it would heal naturally. In the end, surgery was required. He enters the final year of his contract, set to make $6.5 million in base salary. With questions swirling around the Patriots' quarterback position, New England needs a healthy Sanu to bolster a questionable receiving corps no matter who the QB is in 2020.