Report: Marcus Cannon has decided to opt out of 2020 season

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A report earlier Monday indicated Marcus Cannon was weighing whether to play in 2020. The Patriots starting right tackle apparently now has made his decision.

Cannon will exercise his option for a leave of absence, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports late Monday night.

The Patriots already have had offensive guard Najee Toran and fullback Danny Vitale take voluntary opt outs. Cannon’s opt out presumably will be considered “high-risk,” which comes with a $350,000 stipend with no offset and an accrued/credited season. His contract, which was scheduled to pay him $4.7 million this season, would toll.

Cannon, 32, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins’ lymphoma after his physical at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2011 showed irregularities. Further testing led to his diagnosis, and he began treatment that summer after the Patriots drafted him.

His absence will be a big blow to the team’s offensive line.

Korey Cunningham, Yodny Cajuste and Justin Herron are options to replace Cannon. Cunningham has appeared in seven games, while Cajuste and Herron have no regular-season experience.

Starting left guard Joe Thuney, who will play 2020 under the franchise tag, has experience at tackle from his college days.

13 responses to “Report: Marcus Cannon has decided to opt out of 2020 season

  1. It’s a pretty sizeable loss for the Pats, but his health is more important than that. Stay safe, big guy, hope to see you back in 2021.

  2. 1. denial. “There’ll still be a season.”
    2. anger. “These players are entitled babies for sitting out!”
    3. bargaining. “Maybe 12 games…?”
    4. depression. “Sundays don’t matter anymore. Nothing does.”
    5. acceptance. “What else is on? Baseball – okay!……aaaaaand now it’s done too.”

  3. I’m curious how draft picks will be handed out next year and how (certain teams) will benefit from it. Of course, some team will ‘magically’ find a QB in the late rounds…

  4. Wow, Cam has no line to protect him again. Yeah you better be a running QB this year. The moves this coach makes is something special. Nobody even consider that is why they signed him.

  5. Will start to fall like dominos…As per usual, the Pats take the lead in the league and then all others get jealous.

    Rinse and repeat.

  6. touchback6 says:
    July 28, 2020 at 9:14 am
    Will start to fall like dominos…As per usual, the Pats take the lead in the league and then all others get jealous.

    ——-

    These guys are bailing out because they have had enough of BB’s schtick. He preaches “team first” but as we all saw in the SB when he benched Malcom Butler it’s really “BB’s ego first”. Why do you think Gronk “retired”? He had enough. But you are correct….expect more dominoes to fall. It was a good run….and now it’s over.

  7. SWFLPC.INC says:
    July 28, 2020 at 10:06 am
    touchback6 says:
    July 28, 2020 at 9:14 am
    Will start to fall like dominos…As per usual, the Pats take the lead in the league and then all others get jealous.

    ——-

    These guys are bailing out because they have had enough of BB’s schtick. He preaches “team first” but as we all saw in the SB when he benched Malcom Butler it’s really “BB’s ego first”. Why do you think Gronk “retired”? He had enough. But you are correct….expect more dominoes to fall. It was a good run….and now it’s over.

    4 4 Rate This

    ——————–

    LOL

    Gronk could barely move in his last season in NE. BB doesn’t have a “schtick”. He has 45 years in the NFL, though, and is a HOF in multiple positions as a coach or a GM.

    Enjoy!

  8. touchback6 says:
    July 28, 2020 at 10:38 am
    SWFLPC.INC says:
    July 28, 2020 at 10:06 am
    touchback6 says:
    July 28, 2020 at 9:14 am
    Will start to fall like dominos…As per usual, the Pats take the lead in the league and then all others get jealous.

    ——-

    These guys are bailing out because they have had enough of BB’s schtick. He preaches “team first” but as we all saw in the SB when he benched Malcom Butler it’s really “BB’s ego first”. Why do you think Gronk “retired”? He had enough. But you are correct….expect more dominoes to fall. It was a good run….and now it’s over.

    4 4 Rate This

    ——————–

    LOL

    Gronk could barely move in his last season in NE. BB doesn’t have a “schtick”. He has 45 years in the NFL, though, and is a HOF in multiple positions as a coach or a GM.

    Enjoy!

    —–

    BB showed the world that his ego is more important to him than the team. The players saw it and the world saw it.

    LOL!!

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