Patriots sign Marcus Cannon to a 5-year extension

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The Patriots have locked up offensive tackle Marcus Cannon on a five-year extension. Cannon was set to become a free agent after this season.

Cannon is putting together a very solid year for the Patriots after taking a ton of heat for sub-par play the last couple of seasons. He was drafted in 2011 and has played in all but one game this season, which makes him valuable considering the injuries the Patriots seem to suffer on the offensive line every year.

The monetary value of the deal has not been revealed as of this moment, but some believe it will be close to what Mitchell Scwartz got with the Chiefs, which was a five-year, $33 million deal.

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