FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – For the next month, Falcons players are on their summer break, meaning they don't have any obligations that would require them to report to the team facility until the start of training camp.
That doesn't mean that they aren't working out on their own though, especially wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. And that also doesn't mean they are limited to individual workouts… it could even be with another player from another NFL team.
In this instance, Sanu posted a video on his Instagram account that showed him working out with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Real respect real.
Watson took the league by storm last season in his rookie campaign before suffering a knee injury that would abruptly end his season. The former Clemson quarterback threw for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns in the seven games he played in.
A native of Gainsville, Ga., Watson has a special connection to the Falcons. He used to be a ball boy for the team through the Boys and Girls Club. His duties included folding towels, picking up cups and throwing passes to the wide receivers as they got warmed up, which he at the time hoped would get him ready for where he is now.
In his seventh season, Sanu has taken on more of a leadership role for the Falcons, mentoring several of the young players, including first-round pick, Calvin Ridley. Each year Sanu has been in Atlanta, his role in the offense continues to be enhanced. Sanu is coming off his best season in Atlanta, a year in which he caught 67 passes for 703 yards and five touchdowns.
And by the looks of his offseason workouts, he's not planning to slow down any time soon.