The Facts: Sanu’s stint on the PUP list was a brief one. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Sanu passed his physical Tuesday and was activated. The team placed him on the Physically Unable to Perform list on Sunday afternoon.
Diehards Line:Sanu sprained his ankle so badly last November that it needed offseason surgery -- and is reportedly highly motivated to make a better second impression than first in New England. In an interview with ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Sanu’s trainer Hilton Alexander said the 30-year-old is “faster than he’s ever been” and that “he is training like he has something to prove, like this is Year 1 in this league and he has to make his name known.” In the final six games of the season, a hobbled Sanu never caught more than three passes. He was a non-factor in New England’s wild card loss to the Titans, hauling in one grab for 11 yards. The veteran simply wasn’t the upgrade the Patriots thought they were getting. He’ll compete on a wide receiver depth chart that’s widely unsettled after Julian Edelman. After the No. 1 receiver, Sanu, N’Keal Harry, Jakobi Meyers, Gunner Olszewski, Damiere Byrd, Quincy Adeboyejo, Jeff Thomas and Will Hastings will all be battling for reps.