New England Patriots

Marcus Cannon had to leave practice early on Friday in Foxboro, but it appears that the New England Patriots’ right tackle will be right back in the lineup on Saturday.

According to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, Cannon did not suffer a “physical injury” and is “likely” to return to the practice field on Saturday, the first fully padded practice of the season. ESPN’s Mike Reiss had previously reported that there’s no long-term concern with Cannon and he “should be good to go” as soon as Saturday.

LaAdrian Waddle took first-team reps at right tackle while Cannon, the incumbent starter, stood to the side with a medical staffer. Cannon eventually left the field before the end of practice.

The lack of a “physical injury” suggests it may have been something like cramps or dehydration, but that’s just speculation. The good news is he’s not injured in the first place, and that he ostensibly avoided re-injuring his now-healthy ankle.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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