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FOXBORO (CBS) – Coming off their bye week, there was a bit of inspiration for the New England Patriots at practice on Tuesday.
After undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma during the spring, Marcus Cannon practiced with the Patriots for the first time in his NFL career.
Cannon was drafted by New England in the fifth-round in April’s draft. He was diagnosed with the disease just days before, after his physical at the NFL combine showed irregularities.
He was originally projected to be a second-round pick before the diagnosis.
While it is unknown if Cannon will play this season, just being on the field is a great story for the TCU product. He played tackle in college, but will likely convert to a guard for New England.
Linebacker Dane Fletcher was the only Patriots missing from practice on Tuesday, as the team gets ready to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
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