The New England Patriots have traded Marcus Cannon to the Houston Texans according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. In addition to Cannon being moved, the teams will swap draft picks as well.
A trade among old friends: The #Patriots are trading OT Marcus Cannon to the #Texans, sources say, in a deal that includes swapping picks. Cannon does return after a year away, but not in New England – and Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio do a trade.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2021
Cannon, 32, has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots after starting his career there in 2011. He opted out of the season in 2020, but plans to return to football for 2021. The tackle wasn’t recognized for his play with awards or accolades, he did a solid job protecting Tom Brady during his time in New England.
The Texans were active on the trade market, having traded linebacker Bernardrick McKinney for edge rusher Shaq Lawson. It appears that Houston is currently making moves to appease franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has adamantly requested to be traded. Lawson was college teammates with Lawson and Cannon could help protect the quarterback than in past years.
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