Patriots' Cannon happy to be practicing again

Marcus Cannon's life took a step back toward being normal this week, as the rookie tackle returned to the practice field for the New England Patriots.

But Cannon wasn't battling just any injury or obstacle. He was back on the practice field for the first time since being diagnosed in the spring and undergoing treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in late April.

“It was awesome, finally getting to play with the team,’’ Cannon said Friday, speaking with the media for the first time since joining the Patriots. “I’ve been interacting with the guys, (off the field). It was finally nice to actually get on and move around a little bit, and have fun a little bit.’’

Cannon said he took things one day at a time and left his situation in God's hands.

“I never did think about (not playing). I always took it one day at a time,’’ said Cannon, a 22-year-old from Texas Christian. “God has a plan for all of us. So I never thought that.’’

The cancer is in remission, and Cannon is now beginning life as an NFL player. And no matter what team you are a fan of, it will be hard not to root for Cannon to succeed.

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