Patriots activate OL Cannon from PUP

Tuesday was the deadline for players who had been on the physically unable to perform list to be activated onto the 53-man roster or shut down for the season.

The New England Patriots' decision to place rookie tackle Marcus Cannon on their roster completes one of the feel-good stories from 2011. Cannon was diagnosed just before the draft with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and had to undergo treatments for the disease, which is now in remission.

Three weeks ago, the Patriots took the rookie from Texas Christian off the non-football injury PUP list and let him begin practicing with the team. And on Tuesday, they restored him to the active roster.

"I just took it one day at a time. God has a plan for everybody," Cannon told ESPNBoston.com. "If I was going to play football, I was going to play football. If I wasn't going to play football, I wasn't going to play football. I have a college degree, so something was going to happen."

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