Patriots turn to a familiar face on the offensive line with their latest signing
September 8th, 2022
The New England Patriots are adding veteran depth to their offensive line room, and with a familiar name to fans who followed the team during the past decade.
Veteran tackle Marcus Cannon is signing back with the Patriots on the practice squad, as reported on Thursday by ESPN’s Field Yates. The Pats previously traded Cannon to the Houston Texans during the 2021 off-season. He started four games before missing the rest of the season, after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.
Cannon, 34, originally played the 2011-19 seasons with the Patriots, playing 115 games (69 starts) in that span. He was named a second team All-Pro in 2016 and won Super Bowl championships with New England in 2016 and 2018.
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Yates initially reported that Cannon was in Foxboro for a visit. The Patriots likely wanted to see where Cannon was at physically before signing him back.
The Patriots have been working through injury concerns at tackle, namely Isaiah Wynn, who has been limited in practice this week with a back injury of his own. Cannon’s experience and familiarity with the Patriots could also help stabilize an O-line that often struggled in the preseason, especially if Wynn ultimately can’t play on Sunday in Miami.
Elsewhere on the practice squad, G/C James Ferentz was recently elevated to the main roster ahead of the season opener.
Running back Ty Montgomery (ankle) and wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (knee) have also been on the injury report for the past two days, with safety Joshuah Bledsoe (groin) being added Thursday.
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