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Marcus Cannon | Tackle | #61

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 335
College: TCU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (138) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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Recent News's Ian Rapoport reports Patriots RT Marcus Cannon's five-year extension is worth $32.5 million, and includes $14.5 million guaranteed.
Both in overall value and guaranteed money, that's in the Mitchell Schwartz range, as ESPN's Field Yates predicted. Going on 29, Cannon will be paired up with Nate Solder through at least next season. Cannon is signed through 2021. Solder will be a free agent in 2018. Tue, Nov 29, 2016 03:49:00 PM

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Patriots signed RT Marcus Cannon to a five-year extension through 2021.

Rumored to be a release candidate early last offseason, Cannon has gone from roster bubble to swing tackle to right tackle of the future. The 2011 fifth-rounder has had a breakout campaign, starting 10-of-11 games and grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 7 right tackle. He was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. A mountainous 6-foot-5, 335 pounds, Cannon turned 28 in May.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 02:37:00 PM

ESPN's Mike Reiss said the Patriots' decision not to draft an offensive tackle suggests they are comfortable with Marcus Cannon retaining the swing role.

There were loud rumblings early this offseason suggesting Cannon's spot on the roster was in danger, but those have died down. Even if the Patriots view third-round pick Joe Thuney as an option at tackle, Cannon is now the favorite to open the season in the swing role. LaAdrian Waddle will also be in the mix.
Source: ESPN
Sat, May 7, 2016 09:23:00 AM

CBS Boston believes Patriots OT Marcus Cannon will be cut this offseason.

Cannon was forced into action after LT Nate Solder was lost to a torn bicep four games into the season. He failed miserably on the left side, and a switch to right tackle in December did not do much to help. Cannon was demolished by Von Miller in the Championship Game loss. Set to count $4.754 million against the cap, the Patriots will likely look for cheaper and better depth at tackle.
Source: CBS Boston
Sat, Jan 30, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Patriots LT Marcus Cannon (toe) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Cameron Fleming will start at right tackle, with Sebastian Vollmer moving to the blindside. Cannon should be considered questionable for Week 8.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Patriots LT Marcus Cannon left Sunday night's Week 6 game against the Colts with a toe injury.

He was listed as questionable to return, but is done for the game. Cameron Fleming replaced Cannon. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported after the game the injury is considered minor. Cannon's status will be updated throughout the week.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 09:09:00 PM

Patriots signed G/T Marcus Cannon to a two-year contract extension through 2016.

Cannon has experience at both guard and tackle, but has been running as New England's No. 3 tackle this season. The No. 138 overall pick of the 2011 draft, Cannon was headed into the final year of his rookie deal. Cannon has a solid swing skill-set, but it's unlikely the Pats view him as a future long-term starter.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 08:08:00 PM

Patriots RT Marcus Cannon left Sunday's night Week 12 game against the Broncos in the first quarter with an ankle injury.

He's been ruled out for the game. Will Svitek has replaced Cannon at right tackle.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:00:00 PM

Patriots third-year OL Marcus Cannon opened training camp as the starting right guard.

He appears to have overtaken Dan Connolly, who can play both guard and center and will now be the top interior backup. New England quietly finished second in the NFL in rushing attempts in 2012, and Cannon's promotion may indicate a greater lean on their power-running offense. Cannon is a 358-pound mauler.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 02:00:00 PM

ESPN Boston expects Marcus Cannon to see most of his playing time at right guard this season.

The Patriots signed Will Svitek to be their swing tackle, so Cannon will take on an expanded role at guard. He should compete with Dan Connolly for a starting job in training camp.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 08:27:00 PM

ESPN Boston believes Patriots G/T Marcus Cannon could see more time at guard in 2013.

Just 12 of Cannon's 178 2012 snaps came at guard, but the Pats have since signed swing-tackle Will Svitek and re-upped RT Sebastian Vollmer. Coach Bill Belichick recently lauded Cannon's development. It's possible he'll be given a chance to push Dan Connolly at right guard.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Patriots coach Bill Belichick believes reserve OT Marcus Cannon "improved tremendously as a player" last season.

"The opportunities he had to play early in the year, and even later in the year, he showed that improvement in games as well as the practice field," Belichick said. Asked if Cannon would be an option at right tackle if Sebastian Vollmer bolted in free agency, Belichick replied "that’s up to him." Cannon played 166 snaps at tackle last season, and just 12 at guard.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 08:14:00 PM

The Boston Herald reports G/T Marcus Cannon will be considered a tackle going forward.

Cannon is capable of playing inside and out, but the Patriots apparently like his 6-foot-5, 358-pound size better at tackle. With LT Matt Light reportedly considering retirement and RT Sebastian Vollmer growing increasingly injury prone, Cannon could be in line for a much bigger role next season after cancer treatments limited him to seven games as a rookie.
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 12:21:00 PM

Patriots will add Marcus Cannon (lymphoma) off the non-football injury list and onto the active roster Tuesday.

It's great news for Cannon, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma prior to the NFL draft. He was cleared to practice in late October and now the Patriots are comfortable enough with his health to activate him. Cannon will add quality depth at both the tackle and guard spots.
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 12:47:00 PM

Fifth-round rookie G/T Marcus Cannon (lymphoma) participated in his first practice with the Patriots on Tuesday.

Score another point for Cannon in his battle with lymphoma. The Pats will have a couple of weeks to decide whether to activate Cannon from the reserve/NFI list. Originally rated as an early-round prospect, Cannon could add quality depth if he impresses in practices this week and next.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 01:36:00 PM