Patriots rookie and cancer survivor put on active roster


New England Patriots offensive lineman Marcus Cannon has been activated and is part of the team's active roster. For a while it appeared that it could have gone either way for Cannon--either put on the active roster or kept on an inactive roster, and this is the best possible news for the recent cancer patient.

Cannon, a high draft pick by the Patriots, found out before being drafted that he had a subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and would require intensive treatment.

The big lineman from TCO completed anti-cancer treatments in July, and is currently regarded as being in remission.

Cannon recently hit the field for his first practice.

The Patriots are currently in first place in their division, with a 6-3 record.


Boston Herald

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