Patriots trade Marcus Cannon to Texans

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The Patriots and Texans have agreed to a trade.

Offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, who has played his entire career in New England, is being traded to Houston for a swap of draft picks, according to multiple reports.

The move comes days after the Patriots traded for offensive tackle Trent Brown from the Raiders. That move made Cannon expendable.

The Texans have been looking to beef up their offensive line. They may hope that a better line could make quarterback Deshaun Watson more willing to play for them.

Cannon, a cancer survivor, opted out of the 2020 season because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

47 responses to “Patriots trade Marcus Cannon to Texans

  1. Win-win.

    From the Patriots perspective they move up in the draft for a guy who was not long for the roster after the Brown trade, for the Texans they got a guy who has a bit in the tank and is versatile enough to play G if needed.

  2. Pats and Texans trading places in 4th, 5th, and 6th round. The points chart equivalent of pick #150, an early 5th rounder. Great deal for NE for a guy who was about to be cut.

  3. This also gives the Patriots another $7M towards salary cap space putting them over $70M before the Trent Brown contract structure is known.

  4. Frees up $7 million in cap space for the Patriots. Much more meaningful than the pick-swap(s)!

  5. The one year rental on Trent Brown is going to cost them $11M, so it makes sense to clear out Cannon’s $9.6M cap hit prior to free agency. For the Texans, they get a very solid tackle with 2 years left on his contract.

    Best of luck Marcus. This Patriots fan appreciates your contributions to the team.

  6. One thing the Texans can count on is a minimum of 1 holding penalty per game. Guaranteed.

  7. Cannon was never going to be a Patriot in 2021. Nice to get something for him although I’d like to see more moves to boost the offense.

  8. He didnt play a whole season. May have been a candidate to be cut. And Houston traded for him? Yup that should help them keep Watson. Resign the RB and trade for a backup. Brilliance.

  9. What a brilliant move by the GM. They’re going to win the Super Bowl for sure now….isn’t that right Patriots fans?

  10. When healthy he’s a solid right tackle, both run and pass blocking. The year off should have been good for him. As a Patriot’s fan I had no problem with him and wish him well in Houston.

  11. The Patriots are such a dumpster fire right now. Bill re-signed Cam Newton, traded for Trent Brown, and now he’s taking another gamble on the draft. N’Keal Harry is a bust, and that explains why no team is willing to accept a trade to acquire him. I wouldn’t be surprised if Belichick doesn’t draft a quarterback in the first few rounds. The Patriots haven’t drafted a quarterback in the first round since 1993. It’s just not Bill’s style. When this team has another disappointing draft, I hope the remaining fans will wake up.

  12. itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    March 14, 2021 at 2:57 pm
    What a brilliant move by the GM. They’re going to win the Super Bowl for sure now….isn’t that right Patriots fans?////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Well since the have been to almost half of the last 20 SuperBowls, you can understand some optimism.

  13. So essentially the Texans moved down 11 spots in 4th, 5th and 6th rounds to move ahead of two other teams on the waiver wire, and New England got to move up for essentially nothing. At least the Texans didn’t give away an All-Pro WR or any first round picks this time around. Things are looking up!

  14. jameshodges says:
    March 14, 2021 at 3:21 pm
    The Patriots are such a dumpster fire right now. …. The Patriots haven’t drafted a quarterback in the first round since 1993.

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    And yet since 1993 the Patriots have been to 10 SBs and won 6 of them. I bet your team would take that.

  15. 2020vision says:
    March 14, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    So essentially the Texans moved down 11 spots in 4th, 5th and 6th rounds to move ahead of two other teams on the waiver wire, and New England got to move up for essentially nothing. At least the Texans didn’t give away an All-Pro WR or any first round picks this time around.
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    I believe veteran players become free agents when released and are not subject to waivers. Caserio got his man without having to compete with the other 30 teams for his services. Good Deal.

  16. Bill keeps doing big and small things to add value. Maybe moving up in those rounds provides another potential trading partner to say yes on draft day.

    Cannon was value to the Texans who need offensive linemen that won’t break the bank. Bill offers a trade that is easy for Houston to say yes and that allows him to recoup most of the salary cap the Brown acquisition consumed.

    Newton is signed to a deal that gives him a legitimate shot to start but he has to earn anymore than a lower tier QB salary.

    The Raiders needed to dump salary and Bill gave them that option at nominal cost to the Patriots while picking up a left or right tackle.

    One of the best gunners in the NFL signs on for another 3 years at reasonable terms.

    Belichick will keep plugging along, mining value. Fools will mock these small deals and claim “dumpster fire”. Bill is unflappable. He’s not on a hot seat and Brady’s winning just confirms Bill’s methodology works.

    It’s fun to watch.

  17. good call, move him to a non-threat franchise, unloaded to get the value.. find a cheaper option on the line. thanks for the contributions big man.

  18. I can see Bill sitting at the table with a napkin tucked in his shirt, a knife and fork and just waiting for his choice of FA’s fall to him.

  19. Outstanding player for the Patriots over the years. Stand up guy, wishing Marcus healthy productive years in Hou.

  20. rugbyred says:
    March 14, 2021 at 4:10 pm
    itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    March 14, 2021 at 2:57 pm
    What a brilliant move by the GM. They’re going to win the Super Bowl for sure now….isn’t that right Patriots fans?////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Well since the have been to almost half of the last 20 SuperBowls, you can understand some optimism.
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    How many of those were without Brady?

  21. tigerlilac says:
    March 14, 2021 at 5:31 pm
    Bill keeps doing big and small things to add value. Maybe moving up in those rounds provides another potential trading partner to say yes on draft day.

    Cannon was value to the Texans who need offensive linemen that won’t break the bank. Bill offers a trade that is easy for Houston to say yes and that allows him to recoup most of the salary cap the Brown acquisition consumed.

    Newton is signed to a deal that gives him a legitimate shot to start but he has to earn anymore than a lower tier QB salary.

    The Raiders needed to dump salary and Bill gave them that option at nominal cost to the Patriots while picking up a left or right tackle.

    One of the best gunners in the NFL signs on for another 3 years at reasonable terms.

    Belichick will keep plugging along, mining value. Fools will mock these small deals and claim “dumpster fire”. Bill is unflappable. He’s not on a hot seat and Brady’s winning just confirms Bill’s methodology works.

    It’s fun to watch.

    12 1 Rate This

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    Nailed it. Greatest GM who ever lived. He all but invented this stuff.

  22. nhpats2011 says:
    March 14, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    And yet since 1993 the Patriots have been to 10 SBs and won 6 of them. I bet your team would take that.

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    How many super bowl wins without Brady? Zero. Keep it coming, though. The common denominator for success left the organization. Every single word I just posted was true. Deal with it.

  23. Nailed it. Greatest GM who ever lived. He all but invented this stuff.

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    Scotty bowman, who has built multiple winning teams, including the blackhawks most recently and his 12 rings day hi.

  24. The Texans may not be ideal but it beats the heck out of the Belichick Military Compound. Rejoice, Marcus!

  25. jameshodges says:
    March 14, 2021 at 3:21 pm
    The Patriots are such a dumpster fire right now. Bill re-signed Cam Newton, traded for Trent Brown, and now he’s taking another gamble on the draft. N’Keal Harry is a bust, and that explains why no team is willing to accept a trade to acquire him. I wouldn’t be surprised if Belichick doesn’t draft a quarterback in the first few rounds. The Patriots haven’t drafted a quarterback in the first round since 1993. It’s just not Bill’s style. When this team has another disappointing draft, I hope the remaining fans will wake up.

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    Just wondering who you think is a better coach and GM?

    I mean 9 SB’s in 20 years is pretty good, and you seem to think 1 player is all it takes to do that. I would love to know who you think is better than BB and why.

  26. Great post, Tigerlilac, you nailed it. It has been fun to watch, listen to and talk about. BB’s negotiating everything from the salary cap era to you name it over 20 yearss has been nothing short of genius.

  27. jameshodges says:
    March 14, 2021 at 6:33 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    March 14, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    And yet since 1993 the Patriots have been to 10 SBs and won 6 of them. I bet your team would take that.

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    How many super bowl wins without Brady? Zero. Keep it coming, though. The common denominator for success left the organization. Every single word I just posted was true. Deal with it.

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    You gloated that the Pats haven’t drafted a QB in the 1st round since 1993 like that makes a difference…then you hang all the credit for their success on a QB they drafted in the 6th round. I’d say all you proved is that it might not make sense for a team to draft QBs in the 1st round. Yes, you definitely proved that.

  28. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    March 14, 2021 at 6:39 pm
    Nailed it. Greatest GM who ever lived. He all but invented this stuff.

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    Scotty bowman, who has built multiple winning teams, including the blackhawks most recently and his 12 rings day hi.

    1 6 Rate This

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    The salary cap say hello. Scotty Bowman was a coat tail rider. He did nothing in Buffalo and then cupcaked to loaded Pitt and Wings teams. He’s Phil Jackson.

    Nowhere near BB who built 2 dynasties with a 53 man roster when a commissioner was hired to cheat the team he works for comes in during it, making up stories to steal his picks.

    Wake me when John Ziegler or Bettman have been proven to try to cheat.

  29. Christopher Allan says:
    March 14, 2021 at 6:01 pm
    rugbyred says:
    March 14, 2021 at 4:10 pm
    itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    March 14, 2021 at 2:57 pm
    What a brilliant move by the GM. They’re going to win the Super Bowl for sure now….isn’t that right Patriots fans?////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Well since the have been to almost half of the last 20 SuperBowls, you can understand some optimism.
    —————————————————————————————————
    How many of those were without Brady?

    5 11 Rate This

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    Brady threw 5 ints heading into the sb in 2 games. His last 2 sbs featured victories by a run game and defense. 4/6 SBs in NE were won by defenses. He personally lost 2 sbs to the Giants with his buddie and HOf personnel to the poorly ranked Giants defenses. He doesn’t walk on water like you think he does.

    Brees, Rodgers, Manning, etc, would have won more rings if BB was their GM and Coach. Very simple.

    The better quesyion is this:

    Would Tom Brady have been drafted, by whom, and would he ever have been seen as someone with potential and would he have been given a 4th qb spot elsewhere? His scouting report was abysmal, he was flabby and out of shape.

    You people act ilke this is Bill Polian offering to work for Indy knowing Manning was the number 1 pick.

    Revisionist history fails. Brady learned everything he knows today from BB, not his flippin’ high school coach or Lloyd Carr at Michigan.

    You people are certifiable.

  30. Not a bad deal for either team honestly.

    The Texans are rebuilding and need bodies, plus Cannon is a Texas native and it only cost them pick swaps. The Pats get something for a guy they were going to cut.

  31. nhpats2011 says:
    March 14, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    You gloated that the Pats haven’t drafted a QB in the 1st round since 1993 like that makes a difference…then you hang all the credit for their success on a QB they drafted in the 6th round. I’d say all you proved is that it might not make sense for a team to draft QBs in the 1st round. Yes, you definitely proved that.

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    That’s not gloating. I stated a fact. I guess the 7-9 season last year really went to your head. Um, Tom Brady was clearly an anomaly. While he was very underrated coming out of college, no one expected him to grow into the quarterback he became in the early 2000’s, and that wasn’t because of Belichick. That defensive coach had nothing to do with Brady’s willingness to succeed in the NFL. Those quarterbacks don’t grow on trees, and most elite quarterbacks won’t be found in the sixth and seventh rounds. All the past quarterbacks Bill worked with proves it. He went 5-11 with Drew Bledsoe in 2000, 7-9 with Cam Newton, and had four losing seasons on the Browns. Julian Edelman was drafted in the seventh round, and we all know he became a wide receiver despite playing quarterback at Kent State. It shows how little you know about football.

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