The Patriots worked out veteran offensive lineman Marcus Cannon on Thursday. They signed him to the practice squad after the workout, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Cannon played with the Patriots from 2011-20, starting 69 of 115 games played. Sixty-two of his appearances and 58 of his starts came at right tackle with the rest at guard.
Cannon, 34, opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19 concerns as a cancer survivor. The Patriots traded him to the Texans during the 2021 offseason.
He played only four games with the Texans in 2021 before injuring his back, and Houston released him on March 14 to save $5.2 million in cap space.