Mohamed Sanu New England Patriots
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The New England Patriots passing attack enters Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys in a slump. Now, quarterback Tom Brady could be without receiver Mohamed Sanu for the foreseeable future due to a high-ankle sprain.

According to NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran, Sanu suffered an ankle injury on a tackle in Week 11 and the team fears it could be a high-ankle sprain that would sideline him multiple weeks.

Losing Sanu, who the Patriots acquired for a second-round pick, would be another blow to a thin receiving corps and a passing attack that can’t find a rhythm.

Sanu exploded on Nov. 3 against the Baltimore Ravens with 10 receptions for 81 receiving yards. He found open spots in the secondary early against the Eagles before suffering the ankle injury.

If Sanu is unable to play on Sunday and misses additional time, New England will need first-round pick N’Keal Harry to step into a much more significant role moving forward as a go-to target for Brady.