The San Francisco 49ers added depth to their injury-plagued receiving corps on Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year contract with free agent Mohamed Sanu, according to the wideout's agent Mike McCartney.
San Francisco placed Deebo Samuel on injured reserve Monday after he suffered a setback related to the broken foot he sustained shortly before training camp, while rookie Brandon Aiyuk was inactive for the team's season opener after injuring his hamstring during camp. Samuel is expected to be out until Week 4.
The New England Patriots released Sanu prior to Week 1 after just eight games with the team. Bill Belichick's club acquired him from the Atlanta Falcons for a second-round pick last October.
No 49ers wide receiver caught more than two passes in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, with Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor leading the way. Running back Raheem Mostert and tight end George Kittle - who is battling a sprained knee - led the team with four receptions each.
Sanu spent two seasons with San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan when the latter was the Falcons' offensive coordinator.