New England Activates OL Cannon After Cancer Battle

Patriots rookie offensive tackle Marcus Cannon was added to the active roster from the reserve/non-football injury list on Tuesday, which was the deadline for players who started the season on the PUP list to be activated according to Forsberg of

Cannon, the team’s fifth-round draft choice out of TCU, said last month that he’s in full remission from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer. He returned to practice last month and his three-week window expired Tuesday, forcing the Patriots to decide whether to add him to the 53-man roster or shift him to season-ending injured reserve. To make room for Cannon, the Patriots released safety Ross Ventrone.

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