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TCU's Cannon diagnosed with lymphoma

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By Eric Edholm

PFW has confirmed reports that TCU OL Marcus Cannon has been diagnosed with lymphoma just days prior to the NFL draft.

The good news for Cannon is that it appears to be a treatable form of lymphoma. Results of the tests were sent to all 32 teams.

PFW draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki, who had rated Cannon as a top-50 pick prior to the diagnosis, says Cannon now could slide a round or two based on the new information. Some teams will remove him from their draft boards based on this development, even though his treatment could be completed by June.

Cannon is expected to receive chemotherapy treatment for the disease. Although the low end for the timetable could be 12 weeks, it could be as long as 24 months before Cannon could continue his football career.

There earlier were reports that Cannon had testicular cancer, which were debunked.

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