Patriots guard Marcus Cannon’s recovery from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma will include a stop on the non-football injury list.
The move, first reported by Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston.com, was expected for a while. Cannon hasn’t practiced yet with the team, and the move will keep him out the first six weeks of the season.
After Week Six, the Patriots will have a window where Cannon could practice and possibly be activated. Cannon has been at the team facility working out.
“He has a program, he’s on his own workout program,” coach Bill Belichick said in August. “He does the things that everybody does, but he does things that are specifically for him.”
The Patriots are also expected to place Kevin Faulk on the PUP list to start the year. The Patriots always seem to make good use of PUP as a tool to give them roster flexibility.