A league source tells Guregian that Cannon is “looking at (the opt-out option) critically, and discussing it with his family.” However, Guregian’s source did say “nothing has been determined” at this time.
It’s worth mentioning that Cannon was treated for non-Hodgkins lymphoma back in 2011.
This comes after the news from earlier in the day that Patriots FB Danny Vitale is opting out.
Should Cannon be considered a high-risk candidate, he would receive a stipend of $350,000 for the 2020 season.
Cannon, 32, is a former fifth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2011. He was in the final year of his three-year, $9 million contract when the Patriots signed him to a five-year extension worth $32.5 million and included $14.5M guaranteed.
Cannon stands to make a base salary of $4,700,000 for the 2020 season.
In 2019, Cannon appeared in 15 games for the Patriots, making 15 starts for them at right tackle. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 36 tackle out of 82 qualifying players last year.
We’ll have more regarding Cannon as the news is available.