Marcus Cannon reportedly avoids major shoulder injury

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By Matt McCarthy,

Patriots starting right tackle Marcus Cannon reportedly avoided a season-ending or long-term injury after hurting his shoulder in Sunday's opening night win against the Steelers, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

According to Reiss, tests on Cannon's shoulder on Monday revealed that he did not suffer a serious injury.

However, it does sound like Cannon could miss some time in the short-term.

Cannon's status for this Sunday's game in Miami appears to be up in the air, meaning the Patriots questionable depth on the offensive line might be tested.

The nine-year veteran has appeared in 101 career NFL games with 55 starts.

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