TRADE ALERT: Falcons send Mohamed Sanu to New England Patriots

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 20: Mohamed Sanu #12 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons have traded wide receiver Mohamed Sanu Sr. to the New England Patriots.

The wide receiver posted a message confirming the trade on his Twitter account thanking the Falcons for the opportunity to play for them.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter was first to report the trade early Tuesday morning. The Falcons traded Sanu in exchange for a second-round pick.

NFL Network's Ian Rapaport reported the Falcons and Patriots first tried to make the trade back in April during the draft.

The Falcons signed Sanu to a 5-year, $32.5 million deal in 2016. In four seasons with the team, Sanu caught 225 passes for 2,507 yards and 14 touchdowns.