Patriots' Cannon finally makes his NFL debut

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At the beginning of November football fans and cancer haters everywhere celebrated as first-round draft pick Marcus Cannon hit the practice field for the New England Patriots for the first time since undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Two weeks after that, the Patriots made the decision to move Cannon, an offensive tackle, to the active roster, his second major milestone in two weeks.

This past weekend, Marcus Cannon enjoyed what had to be the sweetest major milestone he's reached since overcoming cancer and being put into remission:

Cannon made his NFL debut in actual game. Monday Night Football no less.

Granted, Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn't put Cannon in until the team's final position of the fourth quarter, when the game was well in the hands of the Patriots, but that doesn't matter. What's important is that Cannon is back to playing football after facing cancer head-on, and for the time since his diagnosis, the big man's future looks bright.

Source: NFL.com

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